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Youth Agri-Food Policy Assistance

Published: 2019
More than 70 million young people are unemployed worldwide and 160 million young workers are living in poverty. Rural youth and women, in particular, face significant obstacles in obtaining quality [...]

Report

FAO’s work on social protection: Contributing to zero hunger, poverty reduction and resilience in rural areas

Published: 2019
This brochure highlights the important role that social protection has to play in addressing many of the barriers poor rural households face in building resilient and sustainable livelihoods. Despite progress [...]

Case Study

Country gender assessment of agriculture and the rural sector in Samoa

Published: 2019
The objective of the Assessment is to analyse the agriculture and rural sectors from a gender perspective at the macro level (policy), meso level (institutional) and micro level (community and [...]

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Enhancing pesticide life-cycle management and treatment of pesticide contaminated sites in Botswana

Published: 2019
The Government of Botswana has made efforts in recent years to improve the control of pesticides in the country. In addition to ratifying international agreements, it enacted the Waste Management [...]

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Promoting alternatives to migration for rural youth in Ethiopia and Tunisia

Published: 2019
Poverty, food insecurity and a lack of employment opportunities drive many young men and women around the world to search for jobs elsewhere. In Africa, where youth underemployment and unemployment [...]

Case Study

Agripreneurship across Africa

Published: 2019
The key drivers in food value chain development are the entrepreneurs. They create firms that are profitable and competitive, create many jobs, link in many smallholders and producer organizations as [...]

Report

Overview of rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Solutions for eliminating rural poverty in the 21st century

Published: 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean is falling short of the Sustainable Development Goal 1: Ending poverty. After two and a half decades of progress, poverty and extreme rural poverty increased [...]

Brochure

Leaving No One Behind: How Blue Growth can benefit women, youth, indigenous groups and migrants

Published: 2018
The FAO Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) can contribute to resilient communities to maintain and preserve cultural heritage through sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management for Indigenous Peoples. The Blue Growth Initiative [...]

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New perspectives for Somali youth

Published: 2018
The UN and the Somali Government launched the Programme on Youth Employment in 2015, with the objective of creating employment opportunities for youth between 16 and 35 years through vocational [...]

Case Study

Kenya. Generating alternatives to migration for rural youth through sustainable value chains and social protection

Published: 2018
The new FAO project Rural youth migration, social protection and sustainable value chains in Kenya, funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, aims to boost employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for Kenyan [...]
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