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FSN Forum in Africapart of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Topic: Youth

Consultation
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Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

As part of the preparations for the conference "Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship", this online consultation is being held to collect broad views around the major thematic areas and provide an opportunity to youth engaged in agriculture and rural development across Africa to share experiences, successes stories, lessons learned, and good practices of youth led entrepreneurship and digital innovations in agriculture.

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Promoting alternative to migration for rural youth in Tunisia and Ethiopia

Each year, rural areas lose a promising share of their workforce, as youth leave their homes and migrate to cities or move abroad in search of a better future. By addressing the links between distress migration and rural development, FAO is making a difference in Tunisia and Ethiopia.

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Youth and Agriculture: Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions

This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programmes can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives...

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Youth and Agriculture in West Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. This is a huge opportunity for West Africa as young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and can consequently have a transformative impact on economic growth and social development. The agricultural sector plays a key role in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and represents up to 35% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product.  It is currently the employer of most of West Africans with 60% of the active population engaged in this sector.