Hiring: Senior Research Fellow, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Research Fellow in the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

Call for proposals: ‘Feminization’ of agriculture: Building evidence to debunk myths on current challenges and opportunities

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is calling for research proposals on the topic ‘Feminization’ of agriculture: Building evidence to debunk myths on current challenges and opportunities. Proposal submission deadline - September 17, 2018.

Forest landscape restoration assessments: What do they say about tenure?

Studies that explore incentives for communities and smallholders to engage in forest restoration practices have found that clear and secure tenure rights are often key contributing factors to widespread uptake of these practices. To find out whether and how the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology processes take into account tenure and the related issues of governance and equity, CIFOR scientists reviewed ROAM reports for Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Webinar: Helping smallholder farmers manage risks: Innovations to improve agricultural insurance

While agricultural insurance has been around for a long time, its adoption by smallholders around the world has been limited. High costs, asymmetric information, moral hazard, lack of trust are among the reasons. Join our webinar on September 19 to learn about two innovative approaches to agricultural insurance that aim to overcome these challenges.

Women at work

In the 1970s, Nepal began an ambitious nationwide forests rights devolution program, eventually seeing a significant range of forest uses and management taken out from the purview of the national government and put in the hands of Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs). PIM-supported research by CIFOR looks at the changes in ecosystem services following the shift to CFUGs, showing a host of improvements, particularly for women.