GAAP2

-+*The GAAP team at IFPRI has some exciting news to share! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved a second round of funding to adapt and validate a measure of women’s empowerment that agricultural development projects can use to diagnose key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address deficiencies, and >> Read more

Crop System Models training program at ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, March 23-27, 2015

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-+*Crop System Models training program at ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, March 23-27, 2015

Lloyd’s study on “Food System Shock: The Insurance Impacts of Acute Disruption to Global Food Supply” draws on GFSF research

Lloyd's study

-+*The insurance group Lloyd’s recently commissioned the study “Food System Shock: The Insurance Impacts of Acute Disruption to Global Food Supply” to explore some of the potential risks of a series of extreme events on the global food system and the implications this might have on food security and the insurance industry. IFPRI’s IMPACT (International >> Read more

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

A recent study finds women provide an average of 40% of the agricultural labor hours in crop production in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo Credit: Neil Palmer

-+*Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in Africa provide 60-80% of the labor in agriculture is the latest of a set of claims that have been called into question about women’s contributions in agriculture based on new data from six sub-Saharan African countries. These studies offer our most >> Read more