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"

In Africa, more not fewer people will work in agriculture

Many people in Sub-Saharan Africa still work in agriculture; on average, over half of the labor force, and even more in poorer countries and localities. Yet the share of the labor force in agriculture is declining (as is normal in development), leading African leaders and economists to focus on job creation outside agriculture.

Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security

The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. On April 23, PIM Director Karen Brooks will join a panel of experts at Brookings Institution to discuss the issues and constraints such efforts entail.

CGIAR on International Women’s Day – a day to educate and to celebrate

In advance of International Women’s Day this year we spoke with our Director Karen Brooks about the gender research in CGIAR, its role in PIM, and why, in Karen's opinion, "quality, opportunism (in the good sense of the term), and voice" are important for the gender research to achieve the greatest impact.

PIM Newsletter: January – March 2017

Welcome to the first quarterly newsletter of the second phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets! In this issue, we introduce a new section, “Updates from PIM flagships,” where you can find more information about events and publications from each of our research teams over the past three months. View video message from PIM director >> Read more