rural transformation

RURAL TRANSFORMATION

Blog
It’s important to listen to people we call “farmers” so policies can be developed that offer innovations that meet their realities and aspirations.
Publications
The new book questions some of the stylized facts that underpin the prevailing narratives and policy debates about youth employment in rural Africa.
Events
Workshop on Oct.31-Nov.1 organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), led by IFPRI.
Webinar
PIM Webinar with Dr. Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University
Blog
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.
Webinar
Land acquisitions by foreign and local investors has generated much speculation about the impacts on smallholder households and rural communities. Jordan Chamberlin (CIMMYT) presents a study that aims to determine the impact of farm structure on rural household incomes in Tanzania.
Events
On July 28, as part of the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) held a pre-conference workshop titled Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries. The workshop was organized in fulfillment of PIM’s Second Phase (2017-2022) commitment to convene annual meetings of social scientists from across CGIAR, and became the second event in the series.
Blog
PIM will convene a pre-conference workshop "Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries" as part of the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists (July 28 - August 2, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Check the list of papers selected for the workshop through an open competitive call.
Blog
Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past two decades has been accompanied by a proliferation of small firms, many of which operate in the informal sector. The new paper contributes to the understanding of the role that small firms play in a rapidly growing, but still poor, African economy.