Agri-Gender call for papers and write-shop

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, invites submissions for a special issue on policies, institutions, and markets. Papers should focus on the broad issues of how gender interacts with policies, institutions, and/or markets in the areas of agriculture and food security.

Bridging the divide between women and men farmers in Ethiopia

Women make up about half of the labor force in Ethiopia. While their contributions are plentiful, women and girls face discrimination when accessing —and making decisions regarding— education, agricultural information and inputs, land, and other assets to aid food production. “If women and girls are left behind, we will never develop,” said Adugna Waggra, Deputy Director General >> Read more

Gender and Agriculture: A Focus on Bangladesh

Cross-posted from A4NH On June 18th, IFPRI hosted a one-day workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, entitled “Gender and Agriculture: A Focus on Bangladesh,” attended by more than 90 participants. The workshop included presentations on multi-country agriculture and gender projects, with an emphasis on research results from Bangladesh. Chaired by Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, a senior research fellow >> Read more

Workshop on Institutions for Ecosystem Services: Call for abstracts

The program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), part of the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE), and Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA), is accepting abstracts on the topic of “Institutions for Ecosystem Services” that will be presented at an international research workshop on October 27-29, >> Read more

Farming on Big Wheels: What can Africa and Asia learn from each other?

Press-release cross-posted from IFPRI about the workshop organised by the National School of Development at Peking University and the International Food Policy Research Institute with support from PIM and USAID. 18 June 2014, BEIJING, CHINA--A two-day international gathering has begun that centers on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa amid urbanization and economic growth. Today and tomorrow, >> Read more