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TZH 25 - A digital future for Africa's rural youth

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 60 percent of the population under the age of 25. Many young Africans are unemployed and are increasingly migrating away from rural areas in search of jobs.

Tens of millions of new jobs each year will have to be created in rural Africa just to include the new entrants into the labor market. Meanwhile, population trends suggest the demand for food across the continent will grow by 50 percent in the coming years.

Josef Kienzle, an agriculture engineer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says the agricultural sector must digitalize and mechanize if it's to attract young people and ensure food security for a growing population.

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