Keith Wiebe, leader of Cluster 1.1: Foresight Modeling, and Karen Brooks, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University discussed this topic during the PIM Webinar "Climate resilience and job prospects for young people in agriculture" on February 7, 2019. Webinar description and recordings are available here.
Keith Wiebe and Frank Place attended a workshop organized by CCAFS titled "Breeding foresight: Exploring opportunities around climate-smart breeding for future food and nutrition security" on 19-20 February 2019 at Bioversity International, Rome. The main objective was to share information on the topic among different CGIAR research programs and centers and identify opportunities for future collaboration. Read more about the event and see the workshop report here.
Experimental auctions— to reveal true willingness to pay — for various farming inputs and outputs have increasingly been applied in a smallholder farmer context in developing countries. To stimulate further applications of in-the-field experimental studies, PIM and RTB, with support from the PIM project “Strengthening seed systems and markets”, organized a workshop on the topic on March 21-22 in Nairobi. Patrick Ward (Duke Kunshan University) and Mywish Maredia (Michigan State University) presented at the event (see presentation by Dr.Maredia). Participants included colleagues from CIAT, CIP, IITA, as well as University of Nairobi, Rwanda Agricultural Board, and National Root Crop Research Institute (Umuahia, Nigeria).
Karin Lion (Digital Green) and Kristin Davis (IFPRI, PIM Cluster 1.2) joined forces as co-directors of a Feed the Future project aimed at strengthening global agricultural extension systems called Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) to prove that research-practitioner divide can be overcome. Did they succeed? Read what they think themselves in this blog. The blog is inspired by impressions from the DLEC’s 2nd Annual Global Community of Practice convening on March 20th in Kampala, Uganda, organised with support from PIM.
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