Promoting Agricultural Entrepreneurship Among Rural Youth


Promoting Agricultural Entrepreneurship Among Rural Youth

The need to create viable economic opportunities to engage rural youth is urgent. At the same time, the current youth bulge offers an unprecedented opportunity for practitioners and governments to harness the energy, motivation, and innovation of these young people to bolster economic development and social change, while addressing pressing food security needs. For rural youth in particular, new business creation in the agriculture sector can present an important and viable opportunity to earn a decent living. The International Youth Foundation’s (IYF’s) YouthMap2 program, a multi-country initiative aimed at better
understanding and addressing the challenges facing Africa’s young people, found evidence that agriculture’s position as a growth sector in many African nations could be a worthwhile option to provide young people opportunities within the value chain. Read more about it here.

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