The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, which is led by IFPRI, launched its website today. Designed to provide information about the program’s research agenda, the site also highlights related events—including the upcoming priority-setting event set to take place in New Delhi on July 3, 2012.
The Program’s four themes—Effective Policies and Strategic Investments; Inclusive Governance and Institutions; Linking Small Producers to Markets; Strategic Cross-cutting Gender Research— are described in detail on the site. The website will also feature the program’s research activities and results as they emerge.
Policies, Institutions and Markets was launched in January 2012 to improve the lives of smallholder farmers. Policies set the enabling environment for effective agricultural growth; institutions structure the delivery of goods and services and the context for action; and markets organize the relationships among value chain actors, including smallholder producers. The program will achieve impact by providing policymakers with evidence about which policies, institutions and markets can improve food security and incomes of smallholder farmers.
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