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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    Policy Seminar: Integrating Research and Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture

    As the world becomes more aware of the growing threats to our natural resource base—climate change, population growth, urbanization, and much more—researchers need to think deeply about how the questions they ask and the tools they employ help address complex questions about sustainable agriculture practices and principles.

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    Farm Size and Productivity - Lessons from Recent Literature

    In his recent paper, Douglas Gollin (Professor of Development Economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford University and ex-ISPC member and SPIA Chair) explores the issues of farm size and productivity and how these reflect policies and markets. To what extent should development strategies prioritize smallholder agriculture?

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    Jeroen DijkmanSenior Agricultural Research Officer

    How Strategic Are Your Partnerships?

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) elevated partnership to the level of a goal ( SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals ), indicating that the innovation required to shift agri-food systems to a new and sustainable level of prosperity cannot be tackled effectively by single stakeholder groups.

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    Preet LidderAgricultural Research Officer

    Agricultural Research for Rural Prosperity: Rethinking the Pathways

    The links between agricultural research and poverty reduction are complex and interdependent, and depending on context, there may be multiple, interacting pathways through which agricultural research could contribute to reductions in poverty and associated vulnerabilities.

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    James Stevenson Agricultural Research Officer

    Data on Adoption of Improved Varieties: Why Do We Need These Estimates?

    The breeding and dissemination of improved crop varieties has been a central feature of CGIAR research since the earliest days of the Green Revolution. In an era in which aid dollars invested in agricultural research are subject to ever-closer scrutiny regarding value for money, it is hard to think of more important ‘results’ on which CGIAR needs data than...

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