In focus: Jobs in agriculture for young people

As we at CGIAR design the second phase of CGIAR Research Programs (2017-2022), we are incorporating issues newly requiring increased attention. Employment—and especially jobs for young people—is one such area. Automation and expansion of information and communication technologies (ICT) bring clear benefits, including to the world’s poor. But they also appear to be reducing the number >> Read more

Strengthening capacity of National Agricultural Research Institutes

The budgets of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) in developing countries are subject to constant scrutiny, requiring these institutions to continually justify their spending. This uncertainty threatens long term research necessary for increasing agricultural production. In their efforts to show value for funding, NARIs are recognizing the importance of impact assessment studies. When the National Institute of Agricultural >> Read more

Crop System Models training at ICRISAT

As part of its activities under PIM and the Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) program, the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) organized a five-day training program “Cropping System Models: Application in Land Resource Management”

Agri-Gender call for papers and write-shop

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, invites submissions for a special issue on policies, institutions, and markets. Papers should focus on the broad issues of how gender interacts with policies, institutions, and/or markets in the areas of agriculture and food security.

Bridging the divide between women and men farmers in Ethiopia

Women make up about half of the labor force in Ethiopia. While their contributions are plentiful, women and girls face discrimination when accessing —and making decisions regarding— education, agricultural information and inputs, land, and other assets to aid food production. “If women and girls are left behind, we will never develop,” said Adugna Waggra, Deputy Director General >> Read more