Webinar: Climate resilience and job prospects for young people in agriculture

Climate change matters for all people. Does it matter particularly for young people? If so, where and how? Join our webinar with Karen Brooks and Keith Wiebe on February 7 to discuss!

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"

New paper explores the effect of land access on youth employment and migration decisions in rural Ethiopia

How does the amount of land that youth expect to inherit affect their migration and employment decisions? The new AJAE article by Kosec et al. explores this question in the context of rural Ethiopia.

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