2015 is off to a good start, with many new and exciting developments! First of all, the LSMS team has joined forces with the Computational Tools team to form the new Survey and Methods Unit (DECSM). DECSM leads the World Bank's Research Group in the production,
As the newly appointed Chairman of the FoodAfrica Supervisory Board I had a possibility to visit Kenya in late February to meet with the FoodAfrica team and participate in the board meeting. I was delighted to notice how very committed the Supervisory Board as well as the Work Package members are to the Programme.
As the exciting and challenging global effort on the SDGs gears up, more and better data will be needed to monitor progress, requiring greater investment by countries and development institutions. For our part, the LSMS has teamed up with USAID’s
On 11-13 March 2015 the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAf ) regional office held its regional planning meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting convened ESAf regional office staff and internal and external partners who the office works with. In his opening remarks
One of FoodAfrica’s main partners is the University of Helsinki, celebrating its 375 years of success in education and top research. The university is putting an increasing emphasis on the interaction with society.
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) needs to develop a comprehensive, quantitative model to assess the value of intervention decisions. The Intervention Decision Model (IDM) will be the basis for prioritizing interventions, determining how to measure the impact of interventions on development outcomes, and calculating the value of the research itself.
This is a soft systems model that represents the author’s knowledge from scientific literature and field experience of the differential impact of agroforestry systems on soil health, implemented as a Bayesian Network (BN).
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with six regional offices located in Cameroon, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. ICRAF generates science-based knowledge about the diverse benefits - both direct and indirect - of agroforestry, or trees in farming systems and agricultural landscapes, and disseminates this knowledge to develop policy options and promote practices that improve livelihoods and benefit the environment.