How much food do women produce?

This blog was originally posted on the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 website and is an entry for the "Talking Science" competition. Women play important roles in all smallholder farming systems. Advocates for women farmers often claim that “women produce 60-80% of the world’s food.” Occasionally, we are told that this statistic refers to food produced in developing countries, or >> Read more

Rural advisory services: On the frontline of the fight against food insecurity

Interview with Kristin Davis, PIM lead for Advisory Services within Research Flagship 3: Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification, Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Executive Secretary of the Global Forum for the Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) - What are rural advisory services in agriculture today and what is their role in >> Read more

Building resilience for food and nutrition security: Highlights from the 2020 conference

This synopsis and related video present highlights from the international conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its 2020 Vision Initiative, with support from PIM and other partners, on May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Enhancing Resilience in African Drylands

Video of this interesting discussion during the IFPRI 2020 Conference (15-17 May, 2014) is now available. On May 15 this year, more than 800 experts and practitioners from food, nutrition, health, agriculture, humanitarian, and related development sectors met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a three-day conference, “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” organized by >> Read more

Which agricultural technologies will safeguard our food supply?

This commentary was originally published on the Global Food for Thought, the official blog of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. (http://shar.es/VqcyC) It relates to the book by Rosegrant et al. (2014) and the Agritech Toolbox recently released by IFPRI as part of the PIM program (Flagship 3, Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification). We are >> Read more