Short Course on Cropping System Models: Applications in Land Resource Management, 22-26 September 2014, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India

Course Overview: The program will describe a practical approach for simulating effects of soil. weather, management, and genetic factors on crop production. Instructors will explain how crop growth and development, water use, uptake of water and nutrients and carbon dynamics are simulated. It will cover procedures for collecting and managing crop, weather and soil data >> Read more

Two more things you need to know about sex-disaggregated data

Cross-posted from A4NH Gender-Nutrition Blog This month we’re continuing a conversation we started in May with two gender researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Cheryl Doss, an economist at Yale University, and Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant on gender for PIM at the International Food Policy Research Institute, tell us a bit >> Read more

Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Conference focuses on growth, trade in Africa

The following is a slightly modified version of a story that was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Cross-posted from IFPRI Blogs. The last ten years have witnessed incredible economic and agricultural growth in Africa. Between 2000 and 2010, the continent was home to six of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. However, can >> Read more