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Ensuring Healthy Pulses for People and the Planet

January 18, 2017 marks the second Global Pulse Day designed to emphasize the benefits of pulses for farmers, consumers, and the environment. IFPRI’s research, technical support, and outreach activities on pulses have provided inputs to policy discussions.

Foresight Africa viewpoint: Science and the farm

This viewpoint by PIM Director Karen Brooks was originally written as part of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2017 report. Read the full chapter on increasing employment opportunities here. Cross-posted with permission from Brookings' Africa in Focus blog. 

Conference Paper: Understanding compliance in programs promoting conservation agriculture

Land degradation and soil erosion have emerged as serious challenges to smallholder farmers throughout Southern Africa. To combat these challenges, conservation agriculture (CA) is widely promoted as a “sustainable” package of agricultural practices. Despite the many potential benefits of CA, however, adoption remains low. Yet relatively little is known about the decisionmaking process in choosing >> Read more

ESSP Newsletter October – December 2016

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) presents its quarterly Newsletter for the months of October - December 2016. The Newsletter highlights the new study on Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) which includes Women's time use and nutritional status of women and children; and also the comprehensive study planned on the 'Future of Agriculture' in Ethiopia. It also summarizes highlights of 2016, the >> Read more

Highlights of Recent IFPRI Research and Partnerships with Germany

This brochure highlights key research collaborations between IFPRI and German institutions in recent years. For more than three decades, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has engaged in strong partnerships with German development agencies, universities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to build the evidence base needed to effectively tackle pressing development issues. Initially, IFPRI and >> Read more

WEBINAR, Jan 25: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

View the full event and register on the SEEP website here. Wednesday, January 25th, at 9:30 am US EST Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with >> Read more