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10 avril 2019, Libreville – Aujourd'hui, pour la première fois, des représentants des Etats membres de la sous-région et des institutions partenaires y compris les jeunes entrepreneurs dans le secteur agricole venant des pays de la sous-région ; les responsables des programmes ministériels ; les représentants de la  Communauté Economique des...
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) joined efforts to enhance the positive contribution and the linkages between migration, agricultural, and rural development, while also increasing African diaspora engagement in agribusiness and resource mobilization. Read the full article here!
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20 March 2019, Cairo - A new multi-organizational report finds that conflict and war over the past decade has coincided with an increase in child labour among refugee children, the internally displaced and other populations across the region. Commissioned by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Arab Council for Childhood...
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Migration is an inherent part of the development process and a key component of livelihood strategies for millions of rural households. If well managed, migratory flows can be an engine of economic growth and innovation and can greatly contribute to sustainable development. Through its programmatic work on migration, FAO is...
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On 20 November 2018, FAO and ILO will hold a workshop in Bruxelles to officially launch the project CLEAR COTTON - Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile, and garments value chains: An integrated approach. The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and will be...
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Youth around the world are increasingly turning away from agriculture. Traditionally requiring tough manual labour and offering low wages, agriculture is not appealing to new generations who often prefer to try their luck finding jobs in cities. Yet, agriculture, the world's oldest and most entrenched industry, has the greatest potential of...
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FAO, ILO and the Zambian Government have worked together for the past 5 years to address youth employment issues through the USD7.6 million Yapasa Project, funded by the Government of Sweden. The intervention aims at facilitating the creation of sustainable employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas of...
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of a 1.2 billion population are under the age of 25. This growing youth population needs fruitful employment and the agricultural sector has the potential to offer this to the youth. However, traditionally requiring tough manual labour and offering low wages, agriculture does...
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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 rural youth along selected value chains. The final objective is to provide alternatives to migration, while also strengthening links with...
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12 June 2018, Rome - After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. This worrisome trend, not only threatens the wellbeing of millions of children, but also undermines efforts to...
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