Building Capacity of Young Economists in Central Asia

Trainers Mr. Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Deputy Dean at the Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) (third from the left), Dr. Ziyodullo Parpiev, Senior Lecturer at the WIUT and Advisor-Economist at the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan (5th from left), Dr. Kamiljon Akramov, Research Fellow and Leader of Central Asia Program at IFPRI (6th from left) read more

Source: ReSAKSS Asia

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

Source: Compact2025

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

2017 Global Nutrition Launch date confirmed

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Global Nutrition Report will launch on 4 November.

New NSSP Publication in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce a new NSSP publication entitled “Evaluation of Nigerian Agricultural Production Data” by the NSSP Associate Research Fellow Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler (co-authored with Philip Abbott and Tahirou Abdoulaye), published in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Vol. 12, No. 12, pp. 125-141) in June read more

Why does exclusion matter for malnutrition?

Many countries have shown it is possible to address malnutrition. Yet for millions of children who still suffer because of malnutrition, progress has not been fast enough or equal enough. Why is this?

Countdown to ANH Academy Week 2017: Learning Lab on Measuring Women’s Empowerment

Are you hoping to integrate measures of women’s empowerment into your work? A4NH researchers Hazel Malapit, Jessica Heckert, and Elena Martinez will present a Learning Lab about using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) in nutrition-sensitive agricultural projects at the upcoming ANH Academy Week in Kathmandu.

Conference on Impacts of international agricultural research: Rigorous evidence for policy

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR's Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and PIM will hold a conference on assessing the impacts of agricultural research on July 6-8, 2017 at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Webinar: Community forestry. Where and why has devolution of forest rights contributed to better governance and livelihoods?

Initiatives promoting community forestry have taken place in many developing countries over the past three decades. This webinar will summarize the findings of selected meta-analyses of the community forestry experience, present case studies, and preview emerging research that looks at the investment effects of community forestry models.   

National Forum on Agricultural Mechanization

In collaboration with IFPRI, the Rural Economy Development and Food Security (RED&FS) Sector working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources(MoNAR) organized a national forum on agricultural mechanization on June 10, 2017 at the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR).