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Quantifying wheat blast disease induced yield and production losses of wheat: A quasi-natural experiment

December, 2022
Global

Applying the difference-in-difference (DID) estimation procedure, this study quantifies the wheat blast (Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum) induced losses in wheat yield, quantity of wheat sold, consumed, or stored, as well as wheat grain value in Bangladesh in 2016 following a disease outbreak that affected over 15,000 ha. Estimates show that the blast-induced yield loss was 540 kg ha−1 on average for households in blast-affected districts. Estimated total wheat production loss was approximately 8,205 tons worth USD 2.1 million in during the 2016 outbreak.

Vision to Action for agroecological transitions in the living landscapes: A cross-country progress report on methodological approaches, 2023 results, and way forward

December, 2022
Global

The Agroecology Initiative (AEI) aims to contribute to achieving Agroecological Transitions (AET) through developing and scaling a range of innovations (technical, social, economic, and political) in 8 countries across three continents. It proposes to do so by using a participatory action-research approach involving the key stakeholders of the Agroecological Living Landscapes (ALLs), multi-stakeholder territorial spaces in each country on which the Initiative targets its transformation and innovation efforts.

Day 2 IFPRI Presentations for 2023 CGIAR GENDER-ICAR Conference

December, 2022
Global

IFPRI is participating in the 2023 annual CGIAR Gender Research Conference. This conference is co-hosted by the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and will take place in New Delhi, India, on October 9-12, 2023.
Presentation and poster titles:
Cultural and economic barriers and opportunities for the participation of women in agricultural production systems: A case study in Guatemala
Armed conflict and gendered participation in agrifood systems: Survey evidence from 29 African countries

Climate change, mobility and violent conflict: a typology of interlinked pathways

December, 2022
Global

Despite increased attention toward the links between climate, human mobility and conflict, the pathways
through which resulting human insecurity may lead to violence are poorly understood. Although there
is no inherent link between climate-related mobility and conflict, a coherent understanding of the triple
nexus is needed to address the impact of intersecting crises on millions of lives and livelihoods. To
achieve this, an in-depth literature review is employed to identify and explore four pathways that connect

The IGAD Climate Adaptation Strategy (2023-2030)

December, 2022
Global

The IGAD region is currently facing enormous adaptation challenges and stands to bear the brunt of the most severe near-term climate change impacts. In response to these challenges, the IGAD Climate Adaptation Strategy (2023-2030) was developed to provide a framework for coordinated action to address climate risks and enhance the resilience and adaptive capacities of IGAD Member States.

Bioversity International Financial Statements 2022: for the year ended 31 December: Including independent auditor's report

December, 2022
Global

Bioversity International’s financial mandate includes maintaining accountability and transparency in its finances, and to evaluate and communicate direct impact from our work to our donors, partners and the wider research and development community.

Status of urban ecology in Africa: a systematic review

December, 2022
Global

Urbanization is an extreme human activity and is expanding worldwide, consequently increasing the attention of scientists across research areas of urban ecology. Recent studies have warned of the lack of information from certain regions, particularly Africa, which is rapidly urbanizing. Thus, we did a detailed literature search to determine the state of knowledge in African urban ecology in the last century.

Evaluation of training on good agronomic practices for seed yam production in Nigeria

December, 2022
Nigeria

The second phase of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA II) project was implemented through a strong collaboration between research and private sector. Private seed companies were provided with a wide variety of training and development activities on good agronomic practices (GAPs). However, the effects of the training activities were yet to be evaluated.

Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) Mid-year report 2023

December, 2022
Global

The Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project is administered by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). AICCRA is a project that helps deliver a climate-smart African future driven by science and innovation in agriculture. AICCRA builds on 50 years of CGIAR innovation, AICCRA works to scale climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and climate information services (CIS) that reach millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Opportunities and challenges in Asian bee research and conservation

December, 2022
Global

The challenges of bee research in Asia are unique and severe, reflecting different cultures, landscapes, and faunas. Strategies and frameworks developed in North America or Europe may not prove applicable. Virtually none of these species have been assessed by the IUCN and there is a paucity of public data on even the basics of bee distribution. If we do not know the species present, their distribution and threats, we cannot protect them, but our knowledge base is vanishingly small in Asia compared to the rest of the world.

Are animal breeding and digital technologies shifting gender norms and dynamics? The case of Tanzanian small-scale dairy farming households

December, 2022
Global

Gender dynamics and norms are crucial for rural livelihoods and achieving food security. While norms related to ownership, management, product distribution, and sales methods are prevalent in dairy production, more research needs to be conducted in this area. This study hypothesized that innovative technologies introduced without considering gender dynamics and norms may limit the extent of transformative change.