Video: Meaningful employment for young people: We’re changing course

New CGIAR video features our previous Director Dr. Karen Brooks (retired in 2018) talking about the importance of agriculture for youth employment in developing countries. "We are talking about five hundred million young people in Africa south of the Sahara, in South Asia, in Central Asia who are moving into the labor force"

Journal article: Tragedy revisited (Science)

Ruth Meinzen-Dick discusses how games could be used to help people cooperate to sustainably manage water, a classic common pool resource - in the Science's "Tragedy revisited", a new paper to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous essay by Garrett Hardin.

Webinar recording: Aspirations, trust, and poverty reduction

Recording, slides, and podcast of the final PIM webinar in 2018, "Aspirations, trust, and poverty reduction", conducted by Dr. Katrina Kosec on December 19.

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is good news

Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in relatively densely populated countries are smaller than one hectare.

Why the influence of agricultural policy research is probably greater than we think

It is commonly understood that agricultural and food security policy research can influence policy only through direct engagement with policy makers. Another common view is that good policy analysis must be “demand driven” and follow these measurable steps: engage with policy makers to learn what their priority policy challenges are; researchers respond to policy makers’ >> Read more