Joint Dissemination Event by GSSP and NSSP held in Accra, Ghana

The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) and the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a joint seminar covering two topics: 1) the rice economy in Nigeria and 2) value chains in Ghana, on January 22, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. The event was attended by members of the >> Read more

Remoteness: its impact on markets and communities

Road to Garasghe

Last week marked the end of the 2nd round household survey.  Its purpose has been to assess the impact of remoteness on village communities in Alefa Woreda, south-west of Gonder.  This is an isolated area with little or no electricity and mobile phone access.  The terrain is rugged and the lack of access to markets >> Read more

ISSER/IFPRI Roundtable Discussion on Youth, Employment and Agriculture in Accra, Ghana

The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a roundtable discussion on the theme Youth, Employment and Agriculture on January 22, 2015 at the University of Ghana. The roundtable discussion looked at how the agricultural sector could serve as a provider of employment >> Read more

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Crop Model Training at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, January 19-23, 2015

ICRISAT training Jan 2015

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Crop Model Training at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, January 19-23, 2015

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Crop Model Training at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, January 19-23, 2015

ICRISAT training Jan 2015

During the week of January 19-23, 2015, the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight initiative convened a gathering and training session concerning gridded-style crop modeling hosted by ICRISAT in Patencheru, Hyderabad, India.The nine participants represented four CGIAR centers (CIMMYT, ICARDA, ICRISAT, and IFPRI) along with two Indian universities (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Professor Jayashankar Telangana >> Read more

Scattering the Crowd: Freeing up Indian Agriculture

Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Smallholders form the core of the agricultural system in India. Yet, they are marginalized and their problems overlooked. They face rising wages, rural-urban migration as well as growing market and climatic risks. In order to deal with these complex challenges, a “one size fits all” >> Read more

IFPRI Seeking Senior Researcher to Lead Resilience Research

Following the 2020 conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” and the identification of “Building Resilience” as one of six research areas in IFPRI’s 2013-2018 Strategy, IFPRI aims to develop an integrated resilience research program that will help fill important gaps in resilience research.

‘The other Asian enigma’

A4NH partner in tackling undernutrition, LANSA, just released a new policy brief titled, The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh. LANSA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia) is a research partnership of six organizations, led by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, working together to find out how agriculture and agri-food systems can be better >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – January 26, 2015

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Ghana Cocoa Revenues and Expenditures on the Web IFPRI in collaboration with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is making available information on revenues and expenditures in the cocoa sector on the web: (https://thedata.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/IFPRI/faces/study/StudyPage.xhtml;jsessionid=68529307fd87839205537ae66402?globalId=doi:10.7910/DVN/27970&studyListingIndex=0_68529307fd87839205537ae66402) Information is now available for the period from 1996/97 to 2012/13.  >> Read more

New interactive tool maps biofortification priorities

Last week, HarvestPlus, a key component of A4NH's Flagship area on biofortification, launched an exciting interactive tool to help stakeholders decide where and how to invest in biofortification around the world.