Book: Food price volatility and its implications for food security and policy

Excerpted from the Foreword to the book written by Per Pinstrup-Andersen The new book edited by Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, and Maximo Torero, is devoted to the stability dimension of food security and in particular the causes, consequences, and remedies related to extreme events in food markets. Volatility is a measure of risk and uncertainty which, in >> Read more

Reinforcing the gender lens in research on value chains and technology adoption

The CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) have been collaborating on reinforcing the gender focus in research on value chains development and technology adoption for a few years now. In this post, our colleagues from the International Potato Center (CIP) share some recent updates on >> Read more

Workshop: Impact evaluation for definition of priorities of agricultural research

Climate change, growing population, mounting pressure on existing productive resources call for innovation and more sustainable approaches in agriculture worldwide. The attention to agricultural innovation in Latin America is high, supported by a set of public and private initiatives financed by international credit institutions, such as the World Bank, national governments, and private organizations. As >> Read more

Testing a new approach to drive inclusive business in Peru

Originally posted on the DAPA blog CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) has worked successfully for many years on the development of models for inclusive business culminating in the LINK method. Though this work we collaborate with a range of partners to support the design and testing of novel, more inclusive approaches to agribusiness with the end goal of >> Read more

Hubbing for impact

PIM’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Value Chain Hub meeting with the Learning Alliance Peru PIM’s work on value chains (VC) generates much more than academic research and analysis. It includes a variety of hands-on tools and activities aimed to help development practitioners and value chain actors achieve their goals. In 2015, the VC team >> Read more