New Journal Article published by the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of IFPRI in the Environmental Development journal

The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of IFPRI is pleased to announce the publication of a new journal article entitled “Integrating Environmental Considerations in Agricultural Policy Process: Evidence from Nigeria” in the Environmental Development journal, co-authored by Suresh Babu, George Mavrotas and Nilam Prasai. The authors argue that policy processes that design, develop, and implement sectoral read more

CGIAR centres and research programmes combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

By Bioversity International/RTB — Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Uganda produces an estimated 10 million tonnes annually valued at about US$550 million. Most ECA bananas are domestically consumed with the highest global per capita consumption of read more

气候变化将对中国粮食生产造成负面影响

研究显示,季节性干旱可以减少水稻、小麦和玉米三大主粮作物的产量,其中玉米所受影响最大。

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 15 fully funded PhD studentships in Feminist Political Ecology

The WEGO-ITN team is excited to build a strong research network in this area, and is sponsoring 15 fully funded PhD studentships in Feminist Political Ecology. To download the full call for applications, go to this link: https://www.iss.nl/en/news/15-marie-sklodowska-curie-phd-positions On behalf of the WEGO-ITN, we are pleased to announce the recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) read more

水、能源和粮食安全:IFPRI与埃塞俄比亚水、灌溉及电力部签署谅解备忘录

1月30日,IFPRI很荣幸接待了埃塞俄比亚水、灌溉及电力部部长 Seleshi Bekele博士的访问,双方签署一份谅解备忘录。 全球人口持续增长,水、能源和食物需求迅速增加,对有限的自然资源造成了更大的压力。而正在经历经济快速增长的发展中国家和地区,例如埃塞俄比亚,所面临的挑战尤为突出。 以环境可持续的方式确保粮食安全就成了重中之重,利益相关者之间的合作也将十分关键。 在此背景下,IFPRI与埃塞俄比亚水、灌溉及电力部愿意共促进相关研究、能力建设和传播活动,将重点放在水-能源-食物联系、气候适应能力,促进可持续发展目标的实现、灌溉的发展和能源建模。 期待通过双方的密切合作在埃塞俄比亚乃至更大范围内实现食物安全和可持续的未来发展前景。

CALL FOR PAPERS: M&CN forthcoming special issue: ‘How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle Income Countries’

Maternal & Child Nutrition is currently calling for papers for a special issue, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP): ‘How to Strengthen Nutrition into the Health Platform: Programmatic evidence and experience from Low and Middle Income Countries’. Guest Editors: Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Cyril Engmann. The special issue has the primary aim of bringing together read more

Nigeria Visiting Scholars 2018-19, Extended Application Deadline

Call for Applications: Extended Submission Deadline (February 28, 2018) and Greater Geographic Scope (open to ALL states in Nigeria) Background The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is funded by the Nigeria Mission of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented jointly by Michigan State University (MSU) and the International Food read more

STAARS fellowship program: 2018 call for concept proposals

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and other partners announces a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2018. The fellowship will cover travel and read more

STAARS fellowship program: 2018 call for concept proposals

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and other partners announces a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2018. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Stories of Change in Nutrition Expands Focus to Vietnam

Vietnam, with its rapidly changing population, markets, incomes, education, and more, offers a host of learning opportunities for those studying development in nutrition and other areas, there and elsewhere around the world. After several years of growing political commitment, with more and more pledges and declarations and an increasing focus on data and on evidence, read more