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Bringing youth back to agriculture in Southern Africa

29/11/2017
FAO is seeking innovative ways to make the agricultural value chain more attractive to youth, thereby curtailing ‘distress migration’ and helping to provide decent employment and improved livelihoods across the continent.

Women's empowerment is key to fighting hunger and poverty

31/10/2017
FAO and the African Union (AU) Commission convened a three-day Africa-wide consultative meeting on rural women and gender in the context of the AU Agenda 2063.

New FAO-World Bank programme to scale up assistance for women, men and families in Yemen

17/10/2017
The $36 million joint project aims at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen — more than 30 percent of whom are women — as well as increasing longer term agricultural resilience in the conflict-ridden country.

Countries in Southern Africa seek innovative ways to involve youth in agriculture

16/10/2017
Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24. The potential of this demographic to transform agriculture was a key theme in a meeting held earlier this month in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Farming and rural non-farm activities can provide solutions to rising youth unemployment in Africa

12/10/2017
Although ten to 12 million young people join the labor force in Africa each year, only around three million jobs are created annually.
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