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Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Time: 11.00 am to 1.30 pm CET / 10.00 to 12.30 GMT Register here  FAO’s Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity Division (ESP), together with the Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division (PSU) are glad to present a virtual dialogue of the Parliamentarians Actions for Gender Equality and Resilient...
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Migration is an inherent part of the development process and, when well managed, can greatly contribute to sustainable development of countries of origin and destination. However, despite the wealth of evidence illustrating how financial resources and knowledge of diaspora communities can promote development, diaspora contributions to agriculture and rural development are...
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In Uganda, FAO, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), have launched the second round of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture Initiative (YIYA) to identify and recognize successful youth agripreneurs aged 18-35 from across the...
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Since COVID-19 struck, life has changed for entrepreneurs and businesses around the world. Due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, smallholder farmers and rural businesses have been unable to access markets and sell produce or other products. As they often have little or no access to social security, rural youth disproportionately...
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Internal and international migrants contribute to agriculture and rural development in many ways, not only by sending remittances or transferring knowledge to their home countries, but also by working in agri-food systems and in ensuring our food supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has put in the spotlight the vital role migrants...
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Youth (18-35 years) constitute 40 percent of the population in Kiambu, a peri-urban area in close proximity to Nairobi, Kenya. Kiambu offers a vibrant agricultural sector, but despite the meaningful employment and agribusiness opportunities it holds, agriculture witnesses low participation from the youth segment of the population. A combination of...
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12 June 2020, Rome - FAO marked World Day Against Child Labour today by stressing the critical need to step up efforts to prevent a spike in child labour in agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic's disruptive global impact on livelihoods, education, food and health systems. This year's observance focused on exploring...
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Disruptions in agricultural value chains and markets are severely affecting rural livelihoods. Due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, small farmers and agribusinesses are often unable to process their fresh produce and/or access markets. Declining demand and lower prices are leading to heightened food waste and income loss. Seasonal and migrant...
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12 December 2019 - Young agripreneurs from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, government institutions and multiple financial and business service providers met in Kampala, Uganda, on 27th -28th November 2019. The Regional Youth Forum aimed at unlocking the bottlenecks that inhibit youth access to policy dialogue and finance through an inclusive dialogue...
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La FAO en appui aux pays d’Afrique centrale et à ses institutions d’intégration économiques sous-régionales, développe des initiatives visant à apporter des solutions concrètes à la problématique de l’emploi des jeunes dans le secteur agricole. A travers plusieurs projets, nous avons contribué à la promotion de l’entreprenariat des jeunes...
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