Youth in Agriculture
Agriculture in West Africa can move people out of poverty and also enhance food security yet the youth are not interested for a number of reasons. The State (from national to local levels) and private sector (input dealers, Banks, business firms etc ) together with some development institutions/ organizations like NGOs, Community Based Organizations/ Farmer Based Organizations, women groups, the Trade Unions, religious bodies and organizations etc have a role to play.
Some reasons for youth migration out of agriculture and solutions to encourage them are provided as:
Some of these when implemented may help reduce youth migration out of agriculture and producing areas.
Happy New Year to All!!!
Anna Antwi (PhD), Development Consultant
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