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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Aymen Frija (ICARDA) On 10 and 11 May 2016, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) organized a policy dialogue in Tunis to share with Tunisian policy makers and other national partners the preliminary scenarios and results of ICARDA’s research on the impact of pressure on water resources and its effect >> Read more

LAC regional workshop on impact assessment for priority setting in agricultural research

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

LAC regional workshop on impact assessment for priority setting in agricultural research

By Athanasios Petsakos (CIP) A large number of public and private initiatives exist nowadays in Latin America which aim to promote innovation in the agricultural sector as a response to existing and future challenges on production systems and nutritional security. Some of these initiatives are financed by international credit institutions, like the World Bank, others by national >> Read more

Engaging national policymakers through scenario analysis and economic modeling in the Philippines

By Daniel Mason-D’Croz (IFPRI) and Shahnila Islam (IFPRI) In collaboration with the Philippine National Economic Development Agency (NEDA), the GFSF initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) directed a 5 day short-course on scenario analysis and economic modeling with IFPRI’s International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT, https://www.ifpri.org/program/impact-model). This short-course, held >> Read more

Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures: new report from WorldFish

Exploring Indonesian aquaculture futures: new report from WorldFish

Building capacity and a forum for collaboration

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) organized a five-day training workshop titled “Crop and Bioeconomic Modeling under Uncertain Climate” on 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop brought together representatives of Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF), as well as researchers from agricultural research institutes and universities from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.