Rural Youth Situation, Needs and Prospects - An overview with special emphasis on Africa

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A paper presented at the subregional workshop on population and rural youth, Nairobi, Kenya

Jonathan F Cook, Project Officer (youth and population projects)


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This paper is intended as an overview of the world youth situation with emphasis on the African region. Much of the material in this paper is drawn from the papers given in the reference list and from contributions by W.I. Lindley, Senior Officer, Agricultural Education and Irmgard Hennecken. Associate Professional Officer, ESH Division, FAO Rome.

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Part I: Current situation and needs of rural youth

Regional trends

Latin America and the Caribbean
Near east
Asia and the Pacific

Main issues affecting rural youth

Education and training
Rural to urban migration

Part II: Current programmes and activities for rural youth through Government, NGO and International Agencies

FAO activities with rural youth

Technical assistance
Catalytic activities
Exchange of experiences
Population education

Part III: Analysis - what still needs to be done?

Possible programmes of action

a) Schools and colleges
b) Agricultural extension services
c) Youth groups
d) Parents, and other adults in the community
e) Mass media
f) Peers