Call for Concept Proposals: Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) project

In collaboration with Cornell University and other partners, PIM will provide competitive grants for travel and training for bright, early career African researchers. The deadline to submit a concept proposal is March 15, 2017

The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa: Call for papers

The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Berkeley, California, on June 5-6, 2017. Titled The Challenges and Opportunities of Transforming African Agriculture, the conference will cover various topics pertinent to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), the >> Read more

Foresight Africa viewpoint: Science and the farm

This viewpoint by PIM Director Karen Brooks was originally written as part of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s Foresight Africa 2017 report. Read the full chapter on increasing employment opportunities here. Cross-posted with permission from Brookings' Africa in Focus blog. 

Piecing together the puzzle of underinvestment in agriculture

Tolulope Olofinbiyi and Tewodaj Mogues (IFPRI) are sharing insights from a qualitative study of subnational government spending in Nigeria. 

Book: Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for millions of people.