Tracking Hunger and Strengthening Resilience: An IFPRI-Germany Partnership towards Sustainable Development

IFPRI has been partnering with German development agencies, universities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for more than three decades to build the evidence base needed to effectively tackle pressing development issues.

Webinar: Addressing Food Safety in Animal Source Foods for Improved Nutrition

Join the third event in the Livestock & Household Nutrition Learning Series, convened by Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), funded through the USAID TOPS Small Grants Program. The webinar, "Addressing Food Safety in Animal Source Foods for Improved Nutrition," will be held online Wednesday, January 25 from 9:30-11:00am EST.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: IFPRI Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst with Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Summary: Support evaluation & learning, and integration of gender, equity and empowerment research. To apply, please visit www.ifpri.org, click on “Jobs” and then click on “Other Positions” to link you to Position #17-102 –Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst, A4NH. IFPRI VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:                                   >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ICRISAT Scientist – Gender Research

For the full job posting and to apply, please visit ICRISAT's career website here. Lead the implementation of the overarching gender strategy for Tropical Legumes III, in all program target regions/countries Lead the design and development of methodological tools and frameworks for gender research Lead the identification and integration of gender-relevant research issues in the >> Read more

IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 01579 on “Youth employment, agricultural transformation, and rural labor dynamics in Nigeria” is now available

Youth employment in developing countries, particularly in connection with agricultural transformation policies in Africa south of the Sahara, has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. The debate on youth unemployment globally—and specifically in Africa—hinges also on the differential pattern of structural change of economies, which works against the creation of “good” jobs. >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: UNICEF Gender and Development Specialist

To read the full job posting and apply, please visit the UNICEF website. The closing date is February 12. Purpose of the Position Within the context of UNICEF's overall strategic priorities, research undertaken at OoR-Innocenti currently incorporates a strong analysis of gender issues across all areas of work. The Office now aims to strengthen this capacity >> Read more

Book: Agriculture and the rural economy in Pakistan: Issues, outlooks, and policy priorities

Historically, agriculture has been crucial to Pakistan’s economic growth and development and remains so even today. The sector employs almost half of the country’s labor force, supplies key inputs to the country’s manufacturing sector, generates a significant share of export earnings, and nourishes a rapidly growing population.

Journal Article: Beyond agriculture versus non-agriculture: Decomposing sectoral growth–poverty linkages

This journal article addresses a key debate regarding Africa’s development, which is often cast as “agriculture versus non-agriculture”, with agriculture’s proponents arguing that agricultural growth is more effective at reducing poverty. This “dual economy” perspective overlooks the heterogeneity within and synergies between these two broad sectors. Recent studies decompose agriculture into subsectors and find that >> Read more

Ensuring Healthy Pulses for People and the Planet

January 18, 2017 marks the second Global Pulse Day designed to emphasize the benefits of pulses for farmers, consumers, and the environment. IFPRI’s research, technical support, and outreach activities on pulses have provided inputs to policy discussions.

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.