LIRNEasia research presented at IFAD event

Posted on November 7, 2010  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia’s Senior Research Manager, Sriganesh Lokanathan, was invited to share LIRNEasia‘s work in increasing price transparencies in agricultural markets, at the Annual Portfolio Review (APR) for the Asia-Pacific division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) which was held in Nanning, China from Nov 1-3, 2010.  In addition he also led a discussion for around 30 IFAD practitioners and regional partners on ways to reduce information asymmetry in agricultural value chains. Given the large share of value chain projects in IFAD’s current portfolio, Sriganesh stressed the potential benefits (from connecting stakeholders as well as reducing information asymmetries) of incorporating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into IFAD’s poverty alleviation strategies. LIRNEasia’s own research has revealed considerable livelihood benefits for farmers from just the provision of real-time market price information to farmers via mobile phones.

The presentation slides can be found HERE.

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