WORKSHOP: Alternative Discourses of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Global South

International workshop on Alternative Discourses of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Global South,  April 10-12, 2017, Duke University Payments for ecosystem services (PES) provide financial incentives to landowners to manage ecosystems in ways that are thought to produce environmental benefits: greenhouse gas sequestration, biodiversity conservation, or cleaner and/or greater quantities of water downstream. Based on >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Towards a Shared Vision: Advisory Services That Work for Smallholders and Government in West Africa’s Large Irrigation Schemes

Large government-managed irrigation schemes in West Africa are expected to meet the ambitious rice production targets of governments and ensure the livelihoods of small scale rice producers. Functioning institutions are a prerequisite for achieving these sometimes conflicting objectives. Agricultural Advisory Services (AAS) have an important role to play in supporting farmers and their organisations along >> Read more

PUBLICATION: ‘Land Grabbing’ and International Investment law: Toward a Global Reconfiguration of Property

This article discusses the link between international investment law and commercial pressures on the world’s natural resources. It argues that changes in legal frameworks are redefining control over natural resources, and facilitating transitions toward more commercialised land relations. As pressures on resources increase, many national laws undermine the rights of people impacted by investments. If >> Read more

RESOURCES: New Version of the Social Tenure Domain Model Now Available

In many countries, land administration systems do not have nationwide coverage, in addition they are limited in their ability to include  informal and customary rights.  The concept of the Social Tenure Domain Model is to bridge this gap by providing a standard for representing ‘people – land’ relationships independent of the level of formality, legality and technical >> Read more

REMINDER: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation and Institutional Change

 *** DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2016*** The local organizers of the XVIth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons welcome abstracts for papers, panels, and posters to be presented at this conference, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 10 to 14 July 2017. The meeting will be >> Read more

Video: Lawrence Haddad on achieving nutrition goals

In this video, first screened in September 2016 at the Nutrition Impact Summit, 2016 Global Nutrition Report Co-Chair Lawrence Haddad discusses the objectives of this year's report, as well as the wider impact of investing in nutrition.

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Rwanda Takes Action Following Compact2025 Roundtable

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Reviewing progress and advancing Compact2025

The Compact2025 Leadership Council and Technical Advisory Committee review progress and discuss next steps for 2017.

Highlights of Recent IFPRI Research and Partnerships in Bangladesh

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This brochure highlights some of IFPRI’s major projects in Bangladesh during the past few decades and describes major new initiatives with the potential to positively influence food and nutrition security policies that benefit the poorest. Bangladesh has made enormous progress in food and nutrition security, food production, market development, employment growth, and social protection programs >> Read more

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International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Registration open

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD 2016) organized in Montpellier, France, on 12-14 December 2016, will bring together up to 300 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field from all world regions. The conference aims at strengthening the science and policy interface for the implementation of >> Read more