Conference: Agriculture and Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security, the World Bank and two IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Programs - Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) - are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety nets, and nutrition.

Commons tenure for a common future

PIM supported CAPRi program will co-host a discussion forum titled "Commons tenure for a common future" as part of the Global Landscapes Forum happening this week in Paris. The role of tenure security in providing incentives for sustainable resource management and restoration is well established. However, much of the policy attention has been on securing individual lands, >> Read more

Adaptation actions in Africa: Evidence that gender matters

This story by Manon Koningstein was originally posted on the CCAFS News Blog and features the new paper on adaptation actions in Africa suggesting that targeting women with climate and agricultural information is likely to result in uptake of new agricultural practices for adaptation. 

Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change: potential for group-based approaches

PIM’s lead center IFPRI has just released a collections of notes under the project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches”. The project aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under >> Read more

Why rural women are integral in the upcoming climate change negotiations

We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades. As policymakers prepare for another round of climate change negotiations in December in Lima, Peru, they are no longer only >> Read more