Index insurance as an instrument for managing risk and modernizing agricultural production

Many agricultural development programs are ideally positioned to support the widespread adoption of “sustainable intensification” technologies and management practices. While the science underlying these programs may be well-established, their actual success hinges critically on their ability to overcome a myriad of institutional and implementation challenges, particularly since many operate in environments fraught with risks, notably >> Read more

BioSight: Understanding tradeoffs in agricultural intensification

Technological dynamism is key to improving the lives of poor farmers worldwide. Understanding the impacts of adoption of superior technology and sustainable managerial practices is a critical first step to helping farmers succeed. PIM supports activities to improve the tools for assessment of technology adoption and analyzing tradeoffs associated with new technologies. The BioSight project, >> Read more

“BioSight” Workshop: building a framework for modeling sustainable agricultural intensification

The workshop held over 3-4 December on the BioSight project was attended by over 40 participants from a range of CGIAR centers, Universities and Advanced Research Institutes – modeling experts in the areas of agricultural production and markets, land use, environmental quality and crop production systems, as well as experts in institutions and governance of >> Read more