Best Practices in Food and Livelihood Security in India

+-*Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh A recent conference organized jointly by the Council for Social Development (CSD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explored research gaps on food and livelihood security and existing models that could be used for successful change. To ignore current food security issues facing >> Read more

Nutrition and the SDGs

+-*As the UN post-2015 summit in September approaches how does the current draft of the SDGs shape up with respect to nutrition? Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute with Jennifer Thompson and Joanna Francis of Concern share their reflections.

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 12


+-*This issue of Abstract Digest features articles on factors influencing child outcomes, delivery of health and nutrition interventions, a Lancet Commission on the importance of women’s health, and multi-country studies tackling multisectoral issues such as poverty, and examining enabling environments. Here are some highlights: Child outcomes Fall and colleagues (2015) find that young maternal age (<19 years) is >> Read more

New Report: Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment

+-*A new report, Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment, was recently released by the United Nations Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation. It summarizes recommendations to assess intermediate, direct, and final outcomes of programs targeting women's economic empowerment. This report is meant as a companion to an earlier report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment. In addition, two complementary >> Read more

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

+-*Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> Read more

Formation AGRODEP : Econométrie non paramétrique appliquée

+-*13 chercheurs venants de 8 pays d'Afrique sont en session de formation du 27 au 31 Juillet 2015 à l'IFPRI. Cette formation à l'initiative de AGRODEP porte sur : "l'économétrie non paramétrique appliquée" et est dispensée par M. Christopher F. Parmeter de l'Université de Miami.

Update on the 2015 Global Nutrition Report


+-*As the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is being finalised for publication in September, we thought it would be a good time for the co-chairs of the Independent Expert Group to provide an update on the Report.

13th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association

13th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association RN

+-*The 13th International Economics Association Conference was held at the EEA on July 23-25, 2015. Over the 3 days, 900 participants attended sessions to learn about how Ethiopia’s economy is transforming through a variety of political and economic influences, and to be exposed to the breadth of research currently being undertaken.         >> Read more

Improving nutrition in Kenya through farm and landscape modelling

+-*Mary Adoyo* is a Kenyan smallholder farmer in the Masana sub-location of Vihiga county in Western Kenya. She manages the family farm alone while her husband works in Nairobi sending monthly remittances home. Their maize, grown on one acre, supplies her family with maize meal for only six months. Their farm also produces beans, bananas, >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – July 27, 2015

+-*Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Palm Oil can be the Next ‘Gold’ for Ghana The Head of Corporate Affairs, Unilever Ghana, Mr. Gabriel Opoku-Asare, has described the palm oil sub-sector as the next “gold” sector for the country if all key stakeholders collaborate to grow the sub-sector to meet >> Read more