Channelizing Afghanistan to Pakistan informal trade into formal channels

PSSP working paper 041, Channelizing Afghanistan to Pakistan Informal Trade into Formal Channels, focuses on assessing the possibility of bringing informal trade from Afghanistan to Pakistan into the legal channels by reducing tariff and tax differentials between Pakistan and Afghanistan. A basic model and illustrative example are presented that encompass the monetary incentives of smugglers >> Read more

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress

The objective of the 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC) is to provide a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in genetic resource conservation and management to deliberate on thematic issues of global importance, with major emphasis on rational and effective use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security. The organizers are pleased to invite scientists, students, >> Read more

EVENT: Young Researchers Meeting on Multifunctional landscapes

Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research carrier? Are you focusing your work on how landscapes are used in an integrated way? Welcome to our young researchers meeting in Gothenburg 7-8 June and discuss with likeminded. At the meeting there will also be a multidisciplinary group of >> Read more

PUBLICATION: A Bayesian Belief Network Model for Community-Based Coastal Resource Management in the Kei Islands, Indonesia

Understanding the specific relationships between ecological and socioeconomic conditions and marine tenure is likely to contribute to successful functioning of self-governance institutions for common-pool resources. Complex interrelationships of factors influencing fishing activities of coastal communities and implementation of customary marine tenure over their waters can be represented in a Bayesian belief network model. We developed >> Read more

IFPRI Recruiting Research Analysts

The IFPRI Malawi Strategy Support Program is recruiting several qualified Research Analysts to undertake economic research and writing on agricultural policy issues; to be hired locally through the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Successful candidates require an understanding of agriculture and rural development and experience with quantitative research methods, including data collection, management of >> Read more

ASTI realiza el lanzamiento del sitio en línea y la base de datos actualizada para Latinoamérica y el Caribe

ASTI realizó el lanzamiento oficial de sus nuevos indicadores de investigación y desarrollo agropecuario para Latinoamérica y el Caribe durante un conversatorio realizado en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) el día miércoles 27 de abril. Los datos, los cuales se encuentran disponibles en Internet y han sido compilados en un nuevo informe regional titulado >> Read more

ASTI launches new data, report, and website for Latin America and the Caribbean

ASTI officially launched its new agricultural research and development indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean at a roundtable event at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday April 27. The data, available online and summarized in a new regional report, “Agricultural Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Cross-Country Analysis of Institutions, Investment, >> Read more

Vacancy: Lead Adoption/Impact Economist, CIMMYT

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a member of CGIAR and one of the PIM’s Participating Centers, is seeking an experienced, pro-active and results-oriented economist to develop and lead CIMMYT’s adoption and impact research portfolio.

Addressing Food Safety in China and Food Security in the World

At IFPRI's 40th Anniversary celebration, Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University in China, Justin Yifu Lin, provided some insights on China's economic growth and its impact on food security and food safety. He also shared the vital role IFPRI plays in ensuring food security.

WEBINAR:The Spatial Planning and Monitoring Guide: Maps to Link People with their Landscapes

Webinar on Landscape planning in theory and practice Date: 25th May 2016, at  14:00 GMT Presenter: Dr. Louise Willemen, ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands Summary: Landscapes provide a multitude of benefits, or ecosystem services, and are managed for multitude of planning objectives. During this webinar Dr Louise Willemen (ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands) will give an overview >> Read more