The future of work in transformed agriculture

On September 15th, the ILO will host a roundtable of technical experts on the future of work in transformed agriculture

The ILO is hosting a half-day technical roundtable of experts to present and discuss pathways towards transforming agriculture towards a wider and more inclusive economic development. Two round table discussions will consider the dynamics unfolding and priorities for ILO research.

9.30–9.40 Opening remarks by Sangheon Lee, Officer-in-Charge, Research Department and Special Advisor to the Deputy Director-General for Policy

9.40–10.15 Session One. African Agriculture: Trends and drivers of change
  • Guest speaker: Thomas S. Jayne, Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University
10.15–10.45 Session Two. Upgrading agricultural work in global, regional and national value chains
  • Guest speaker: Stephanie Barrientos, Professor at the Global Development Institute and School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
11.00–12.15 Questions and answers with presenters and panel discussion on priority areas for ILO research