Updated IFPRI Gender Page now available!

IFPRI is pleased to announce that we've updated our gender topics page! You can access the updated webpage here.   You can find up-to-date information about (1) Tools to close the gender gap, (2) Highlights from IFPRI gender research, and (3) Guidance on gender practice and policy on our new page. We still have all read more

EVENT: Women’s Land Rights in India and the SDGs Webinar

Register here. In partnership with the Center for Land Governance (NRMC) and the WGWLO (The Working Group on Women and Land Ownership), the Land Portal is holding an online discussion on Women’s Land Rights in India in the Context of the SDGs from 30th October – 10th November 2017 and would like to invite you to contribute to the read more

IFPRI contributions to AgMIP-Phase II

By Daniel Mason D'Croz, IFPRI — The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) has been and continues to be an important forum for agricultural modelers to come together and compare their modeling efforts, with the objective to improve our understanding of the uncertainties facing agriculture, and to leverage modeling tools to better inform policymakers. read more

New Publication Announcement: NSSP Working Paper No. 47 Explores Private Sector Irrigation Schemes in Nigeria

What information is available on private-sector irrigation schemes in Nigeria? What potential is there for their expansion? Conversely, what constraints limit their operations? These are the key questions addressed in a new Working Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) entitled “Constraints for Small-scale Private Irrigation Systems in the read more

EVENT: ‘Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons from South America’ Book Launch

The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized a panel discussion on possible measures and read more

Prospects for wheat self-sufficiency in sub-Saharan Africa based on adoption of improved management practices and wheat area expansion

By Aymen Frija, ICARDA — In the framework of the R&D SARD-SC project funded by the AfDB, and as part of the Global Futures & Strategic Foresight program, the ICARDA foresight team recently used the IMPACT model used to assess the effect of the adoption of improved wheat management and areas expansion (AE) on the read more

How CGIAR improves the livelihoods of rural women

To celebrate this year's International Day of Rural Women (October 15), the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research illustrates how gender research in agricultural and natural resource domains is contributing to improving the lives of rural women.

International Day of Rural Women: Women’s land rights need to be at heart of tenure reforms to help eradicate poverty

Why are land rights so important to rural women? Quite simply, land is the most valuable asset among many rural people and households, as land is the foundation of rural livelihoods.

An Introduction to Food Environments

What does the term food environment mean, and how can it be conceptualized, characterized, and measured in different contexts? The ANH Academy Food Environment Working Group (ANH-FEWG) has produced a short animation which answers some of these questions and condenses the key elements of their recently published technical brief, 'Concepts and methods for food environment read more

WEB RESOURCE: Land Rights Teaching Materials from Landesa

Landesa is pleased to share a new resource on land rights in the context of business and human rights. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) and Landesa’s Corporate Engagement staff recently co-produced a Land Rights Teaching Note and Teaching Resources as part of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook (BHRHandbook.org) and Forum read more