Joint ILO-FAO-Cirad-AU engagement to support job rich recovery in Africa

JobAgri: Putting knowledge to work to support job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food chains in Africa

The International Labour Office (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Cirad), and the African Union (AU) are proposing a joint initiative called “JobAgri”.

The objective of this project, based on the implementation of specific surveys with an original methodology allowing for international comparisons, is to support effective and job-rich investments in agriculture and agri-food value chains through renewed and innovative knowledge generation on the quantity and quality of labour. Both dimensions remain broadly unknown but are central for guiding policy choices and investments for a job-rich recovery and for supporting innovative transformation pathways in Africa.