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Diasporas are key players in sustainable development. Their engagement in development programmes and interventions took center stage during a roundtable on diaspora contribution to post COVID-19 rural recovery, organized by the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Diaspora communities play an...
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In February 2021, the ICA programme launched a digital readiness assessment of youth in agribusiness in partnership with the East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) and youth-led organizations in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. We engaged over 360 male and female youth through an online survey and virtual focus groups that generated...
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Nous interviewons aujourd'hui Gorgui FAYE, président et coordonnateur du Réseau Africain pour la Promotion de l'Entrepreneuriat Agricole (RAPEA). Gorgui, vous êtes le Président du Réseau Africain pour la Promotion de l'Entrepreneuriat Agricole (RAPEA). Quel âge avez-vous et quelle est votre principale activité au Sénégal?  J’ai 33 ans et je suis...
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Beirut, 4 May 2021 - The year 2021 has been declared the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour by the United Nations General Assembly, in light of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 aiming at ending child labour in all its forms by 2025. In this context, the Food...
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Geneva/New York, 4 May, 2021 – The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and Generation Unlimited (GenU), led by ILO jointly with other entities, including the FAO, unveiled today YouthForesight (https://www.youthforesight.org), a brand-new knowledge platform that features leading-edge tools, data, and evidence for smarter and effective interventions for...
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2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in light of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7 that seeks to eliminate all forms of child labour by 2025. 152 million boys and girls are still trapped in child labour worldwide, and...
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1 April 2021, Addis Ababa - Acknowledging the reality that child labour continues to undermine the global effort to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has reaffirmed its commitment to end child labour in the agriculture sector. FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and...
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Water. For all people, it means health, hygiene and hydration. For the spiritual, it can mean a connection with creation, community or oneself. For farmers, it means food and income. For Paul, a 33-year-old man from Kiambu county in Kenya, water has meant a new reason to stay in his...
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At the request of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), FAO recently approved a new subregional Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) aiming at promoting youth employability in West Africa. The project contributes to the implementation of the 2019 ECOWAS strategy for youth employability in the agricultural sector to face rural exodus...
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Guatemala is a young country. Almost 70 % of its population is under 30 years old, with a median age of 19.7 years. The agricultural sector is an important employer for young people: 1 in 3 economically active youth work in the sector. However, limited access to finance continues to...
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