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Some articles from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Posted by Charles Clerck (Admin) Dec 17, 2018

Unleashing the potential of Africa's youth through digital innovations

In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of a 1.2 billion population are under the age of 25. This growing youth population needs fruitful employment and the agricultural sector has the potential to offer this to the youth. However, traditionally requiring tough manual labour and offering low wages, agriculture does not often appeal to new generations, who generally prefer to try their luck finding jobs in cities or moving abroad.

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Unleashing the great potential of Africa's youth to achieve sustainable development

FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies

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And a YouTube video entitled Promoting Decent Rural Youth Employment in Agriculture

This video describes the Integrated Country Approach, an FAO’s youth project in Uganda which provides strategic technical support to government of Uganda in developing youth inclusive National Policies and Strategies for Youth Employment in Agriculture.

Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash

This post was edited on Dec 18, 2018 by Charles Clerck

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Comments (1)

Cyril France says... Dec 19, 2018

Thanks for sharing these useful resource materials. 

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