Discussion paper: Qualitative methods for gender research in agricultural development

For gender research, qualitative methods can be particularly helpful in illuminating how men and women view their lives. The new PIM/IFPRI discussion paper by Deborah Rubin describes the use of qualitative approaches to illuminate gender relations in agricultural development research and project implementation.

Workshop: Crop Modelling and Biotic Stress

As part of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is organizing a three-day workshop titled: How can we take biotic stress into consideration with crop growth modelling in maize and >> Read more



Resources: Selected Works by Bina Agarwal Now as Open Access

Bina Agarwal, Editorial Board member of Feminist Economics and former President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, has been appointed officer in the Ordre du Mérite Agricole (Order of Agricultural Merit) by France. This prestigious award is given for outstanding contributions to agriculture, and is rarely bestowed upon non-French nationals. To celebrate the recognition of her work, Taylor Francis has >> Read more

RESOURCES: Recent Blogs on Tenure Rights

Interesting reads from fellow researchers The first blog "Land tenure and livelihoods: what's the connection?"discusses preliminary results from CIFOR global comparative study on forest tenure reforms and shows that land title is not enough to improve livelihoods without facilitating other support structures or systems. The second blog by Cheryl Doss highlights the lack of data on >> Read more

Flyer Now Available

Interested in learning more about the upcoming book, Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition? Take a look at the flyer to see the stories highlighted in the book.

WEBINAR:Lessons learned from USAID Land Tenure Impact Evaluation

Webinar: Wednesday June 1, 2016. EDT 8-9 AM. E3/Land and USAID/Ethiopia have recently completed the Agency’s first land sector impact evaluation, of two land tenure programs in Ethiopia. Find out about the impacts of spatially-referenced farmland certification on tenure security, women’s empowerment, and credit access. Hear what we’ve learned about how to do better impact evaluations. Click >> Read more

Prioritizing development policy research in Egypt

 Prioritizing development policy research in Egypt: An innovative approach to inform IFPRI’s Egypt Strategy Support Program Egypt’s food markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables and the local souks feature skillfully crafted furniture, scarfs and jewelry. These products are the result of a long tradition of agricultural production, craftsmanship and trading. However, the producers >> Read more

Bringing statistics on public expenditures up to SPEED: database and web tool updated

The Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development, sporting a catchy acronym SPEED, is an open access database managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). It is also a user friendly interactive web tool allowing to view, compare, and download >> Read more

Assessing nutrition capacity in Africa

What is the current state of agriculture-nutrition-health (ANH) research capacity in Africa, and how can it be improved? A study commissioned by A4NH and led by Linley Chiwona-Karltun and Marat Sartas of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences examined just that. Through an online survey and key informant interviews with stakeholders involved with ANH programs and research >> Read more