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GSSP Newsletter, June 2017

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Smallholder Farming Systems in the Digital Age: Smartphone App for Measuring Diets and Time-use in Zambia

Gendered time use has major implications for household well-being and agricultural productivity, In particular, gendered time use effects food security and nutrition, as women are largely responsible for feeding the family. The use of mechanized farm tools can decrease the amount of time required for production, allowing households to improve their agricultural yields through improved read more

Building Capacity for Informed Biotech Policies

Senior Researchers from Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD) provided technical training to economists and graduate students from Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania. This training was attended by nine participants who will apply the skills learnt during this training to collect data for Rapid Economic and Environmental Assessment (REEAP) component of Programs for Biosafety Systems read more

Building Capacity of Young Economists in Central Asia

Trainers Mr. Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Deputy Dean at the WIUT (third from the left), Dr. Ziyodullo Parpiev, Senior Lecturer at the WIUT and Advisor-Economist at the UBDP in Uzbekistan (5th from left), Dr. Kamiljon Akramov, Research Fellow and Leader of Central Asia Program at IFPRI (6th from left) along with participants. Source: Jarilkasin Ilyasov   International read more

IFPRI CA News Digest (June 14 – June 20, 2017)

News USAID expands markets for farmers in southern Kyrgyzstan (June 14) U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney attended the opening ceremony for a vegetable consolidation center in the southern town of Aravan. The facility – a joint project between USAID and a local entrepreneur – will sort, clean, and package around 24,000 tons read more

South-South Learning to Accelerate Progress

Thailand made remarkable progress in nearly eliminating hunger and undernutrition in their country. To share the lessons from their experience with a broad range of stakeholders from Africa and Asia—including those from Compact2025 focal countries Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda—the International Food Policy Research Institute and Mahidol University hosted a learning event in Bangkok, Thailand read more