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Farming is the key to solving youth unemployment in Africa

Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. With enough support from African leaders, agricultural initiatives will boost employment and the economy. The following post by IFPRI's   Karen Brooks, Director of the   …


IFPRI to take leading role in two new CGIAR Research Programs

IFPRI will take a leading role in two of the new research programs currently being developed by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IFPRI will be the lead center for CGIAR Research Program 2,  Policies, institutions,…


Smallholder agriculture: “It’s a cool business!"

The following post is a modified version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) website. Today nearly 450 million farmers work on less than 2 hectares of land. Collectively, these…