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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   …


Karen Brooks to Lead Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets

IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan, announced Monday that Dr. Karen Brooks has been named as Director of the new CGIAR research program on  Policies, Institutions and Markets. Brooks has worked for the World Bank for the past 20 years. For the last…


Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets Launches Website

The  CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, which is led by IFPRI, launched its website today. Designed to provide information about the program’s research agenda, the site also highlights related events—including the upcoming  …


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…