Crop System Models training at ICRISAT

As part of its activities under PIM and the Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) program, the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) organized a five-day training program “Cropping System Models: Application in Land Resource Management”

Evaluating potential for conservation agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi

Conservation agriculture (CA) is being promoted as an option for reducing soil degradation, conserving water, enhancing crop productivity, and maintaining yield stability. However, CA is a knowledge- and technology-intensive practice, and may not be feasible or may not perform better than conventional agriculture under all conditions and farming systems. 

Presentation: Foresight modeling to guide sustainable intensification of smallholder systems

At last week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Dolapo Enahoro, agricultural economist  and member of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight team from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), made a presentation on foresight modeling to guide sustainable intensification of smallholder systems. 

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight Program: third 2014 IMPACT training at WorldFish

The third and final IMPACT training this year (see our report about the previous one here), provided as part of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight Program (GFSF), supported jointly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CCAFS, and PIM and organized by the IFPRI’s GFSF team took place at WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, on April 28 >> Read more