By Kindie Tesfaye (CIMMYT) and Evgeniya Anisimova (PIM) When crops are damaged by other living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, insects and other pests, weeds or even cultivated plants competing for space and nutrients, we talk of the biotic stress. Biotic stresses are a major constraint to agricultural productivity in low and middle income… [Continue Reading]

Participants at the CIMMYT workshop.

Policy dialogue on: “Comprehensive assessment of pressures on water resources and its effect on the agricultural sector and food security in Tunisia”






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The Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Program held its semi-annual extended team meeting from 17 to 19 May 2016






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Regional institutions gather for workshop on impact assessment for priority setting, Lima, Peru, April 20-22, 2016






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Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures: new report from WorldFish






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WorldFish hosts future fish supply and demand scenarios in ASEAN technical meeting

By Shahnila Islam and Chin Yee Chan From June 7-8th, WorldFish organized a technical workshop, “Future Fish Supply and Demand Scenarios in the ASEAN Region.” As a research activity of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight project (GFSF), the IMPACT fish model developed by IFPRI, World Bank, FAO, and the University of Arkansas at Pine >> Read more

CIMMYT gathers partners to discuss biotic stress and crop model integration

By Kindie Tesfaye (CIMMYT) and Evgeniya Anisimova (PIM) When crops are damaged by other living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, insects and other pests, weeds or even cultivated plants competing for space and nutrients, we talk of the biotic stress. Biotic stresses are a major constraint to agricultural productivity in low and middle income >> Read more

Scenarios across space and time: Publications for the CCAFS Regional Scenarios Project

By Daniel Mason-D’Croz (IFPRI) As a part of the CCAFS regional scenarios project, three new publications were recently released. All of this work was highly collaborative in nature and done using multiple models from different disciplines to allow for more holistic analysis of complex questions surrounding the potential trade-offs of economic and, in particular, agricultural development. >> Read more

GFSF Extended Team Meeting in Kenya, 17-19 May 2016

By Timothy Sulser (IFPRI) The Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Program held its semi-annual extended team meeting from 17 to 19 May 2016, bringing team members from all 15 CGIAR Centers together in Naivasha, Kenya. In addition to reviewing work in progress, we discussed plans for future collaboration, joint publications, engagement with decision makers, >> Read more

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