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2nd Forum on Decent Employment to promote rural youth entrepreneurship in Senegal
In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs 70% of the working population. Overall, the demographic structure is particularly youthful, with over 60% of the population below the age of 24 years. Yet, employment opportunities for rural youth remain limited and of poor quality in the country. Against this background, facilitating the youth cohort's...
FAO uses unearmarked funding strategically
The FMM is a funding mechanism for partners willing to contribute unearmarked funds or slightly earmarked funds. Created in 2010, the FMM is currently supported by the Kingdoms of Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.  The FMM has been conceived as a tool to support FAO’s Strategic Framework.  “The FMM is unique as...
Bucking the trend by investing in traditional agriculture in the Cook Islands
What led Tini Jack and her husband Gelling, a couple from the Cook Islands, give up comfort¬able government jobs with guaranteed salaries to plant staples? It was the opportunity to set up a successful business. Today, in the Cook Island, the agribusiness sector has a high potential for development, in particular...
Senegal: A rural youth employment policy champion
Thanks to the Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural youth employment, Senegal will be among the first African countries to adopt a specific National Rural Youth Employment Policy. In line with the Plan Sénégal Émergent, the main medium to long term social and economic policy in the...
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