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. 

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

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

PIM Brown Bags: Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

The first PIM’s Brown Bag seminar in 2014 took place on February 27 at IFPRI and was dedicated to the topic of Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (with a presentation of the recently issued World Bank report on the topic).  The session showed great interest among our colleagues working in the area of agricultural and >> Read more

Upcoming Seminar on Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

PIM is happy to invite all interested parties to attend or join virtually to our first brownbag seminar this year dedicated to the Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar will take place at 12.00 pm on 27 February at IFPRI. The World Bank has recently issued a report on this topic, and we are inviting you to meet the authors >> Read more