Archives for October 2015

Agricultural science can speed job creation for youth in Africa South of the Sahara

This expert opinion piece written by PIM Director Karen Brooks originally appeared on INCLUDE platform Young people need jobs and growing economies need workers. Historically, farms and rural areas have sent young people to jobs in cities and factories, and this process of global urbanization continues. Between now and 2050, the flow of people to cities >> Read more

Agri-Gender: Special issue on Gender and Policies, Markets, and Institutions

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender) and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) celebrated the International Day of Rural Women (October 15) this year by the release of a new issue focused on making women more visible in agricultural policies, institutions, and markets. This is the first volume of a two-part special issue on Gender and >> Read more

Seen on Periscope.tv: Karen Brooks speaking on social protection and agriculture for the World Food Day 2015

Ahead of  World Food Day on October 16, 2015, PIM Director Karen Brooks, along with other CGIAR leaders, participated in a global broadcast campaign that highlighted the role of agricultural research and projects on social protection. Karen appeared live to viewers around the world on Periscope, and discussed how social protection interventions designed to reduce poverty >> Read more

PIM Newsletter: July-September 2015

Missed some PIM updates in the past three months? Here is a collection of PIM blog stories, upcoming events, selected journal publications and reports, and news of our partners’ work within the PIM portfolio for July-September 2015. 

CGIAR leaders discuss social protection and agriculture in advance of World Food Day 2015

Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty is this year’s theme for World Food Day 2015 on October 16.  Agriculture and food security experts from across CGIAR will participate in a global campaign highlighting the role of agricultural research and projects on social protection prior to that day. Development leaders will appear >> Read more