ASTI launches new book at global forum

The Africa Green Revolution Forum—an international gathering of leaders from government, business, farmer groups, research, and development to help Africa realize its enormous potential for agricultural transformation—served as an ideal platform to launch ASTI’s new book, “Agricultural Research in Africa: Investing in Future Harvests.”

Special Event: Making Politics Work to Meet the SDGs

IFPRI Special Event on September 28 will explore how accountability matters for development, and how public leaders can be made more accountable for delivering upon the SDGs.

Technologies for Maize, Wheat, Rice and Pulses in Marginal Districts of Bihar and Odisha

Despite rich in natural resources such as water, fertile soil, mineral reserves and sun, Bihar and Odisha have not been able to capitalize upon their vast resources due lack of infrastructure (like roads, power and markets), concentration of the poor population with high density in most parts, weak institutions (such as credit, insurance, education and extension) and weak governance.

Building datasets as the basis for sound policy making in Egypt: the case of CAPMAS-IFPRI collaboration

Perrihan Al-Riffai, Sr. Research Analyst, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI. Many people in Egypt these days think about the best ways for getting the economy back on track, how to create jobs and how to cushion the inevitable side-effects of the exchange rate devaluation, value added taxes, subsidies and other reforms. So the issue >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Cultivating Women’s Empowerment-Stories From Feed The Future

The U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, puts women’s empowerment at the center of its approach to improving global food security, making it a core area of investment and a measure of whether Feed the Future has achieved its overall goal of reducing global hunger, poverty and malnutrition. This publication Cultivating >> Read more

RESOURCES: Special Issue On Community Forestry (Forests)

Special Issue: Incentives and constraints of community and smallholder forestry brings together nine papers  on community forestry that examine both local communities’ and smallholders’ dependency on forests and the contribution of forests to development. The case studies come from tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The cases analyze how efforts to promote community forestry have >> Read more

Discussing challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities in agricultural value chains during the 2016 WTO Public Forum

The session “International value chains in agriculture: challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities” organized by IFPRI with support from PIM will take place on 29 September as part of the 2016 WTO Public Forum. 

How microfinance has reduced rural poverty in Bangladesh

As microfinance institutions (MFIs) grow in many countries worldwide, debate continues over whether such programs truly benefit the poor. Proponents emphasize the need for innovative ways to provide poor populations access to financial services.

EMPLOYMENT: Program Analyst (Gender Advisor) at USAID Bureau for Food Security

Begin a challenging and rewarding career with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). FAS is a dynamic foreign affairs agency with offices in Washington, D.C. and 70-plus countries around the world. FAS is seeking committed professionals with diverse skills and talents to help improve foreign market access >> Read more

New UN Women Flagship Programme Initiative: Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs

Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics for Evidence-Based Localization of the SDGs (brief) is one of UN Women’s Flagship Programming Initiatives designed to ensure that UN Women can deliver on the SDGs. This Programme will support governments to improve the production of gender statistics to monitor SDGs, inform policy and ensure accountability. Data and statistics >> Read more