Webinar recording: Strengthening developing-country seed systems and markets. Policy trade-offs, unintended consequences, and operational realities

Recording of our yesterday's webinar "Strengthening developing-country seed systems and markets. Policy trade-offs, unintended consequences, and operational realities", conducted by David Spielman (IFPRI) is now available.

Webinar: Strengthening developing-country seed systems and markets. Policy trade-offs, unintended consequences, and operational realities

This webinar on October 25 will explore novel approaches to strengthening seed systems and markets, including policies related to varietal release procedures, quality assurance, access to early generation seed, input subsidy programs, among several others. It will draw on examples from a range of crops cultivated in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Zambia.

Webinar recording: What determines public budgets for agricultural growth in the developing world?

Our fourth webinar in the 2017 series posed some very important questions: How much do governments invest in agriculture? Are these expenditures worth it? And what are the reasons for under-investment? We thank Tewodaj Mogues (IFPRI) for the excellent presentation and all live participants for attention and very interesting discussion.

Webinar: What determines public budgets for agricultural growth in the developing world?

When: 26 September 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Presenter: Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Why do policymakers often tend to neglect agricultural investments with proven high returns, such as agricultural R&D, while types of agricultural public spending with much more limited welfare impact, such as agricultural input subsidies, gain strong budgetary attention?

Webinar recording: Community forestry. Where and why has devolution of forest rights contributed to better governance and livelihoods?

Our third webinar in the 2017 monthly series was conducted by Steven Lawry (CIFOR) on August 29. In his presentation, Steve summarized the findings of selected meta-analyses, presented case studies from Nepal, Guatemala, and Mexico, and previewed emerging research that looks at the investment effects of community forestry models that feature strong elements of forest rights >> Read more