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On World Day Against Child Labour, FAO urges greater attention to addressing child labour in local food supply chains 12 June 2019, Rome/Brussels - FAO today urged nations to pay greater attention and allocate more financial resources to addressing child labour in domestic and local food supply chains and in subsistence farming...
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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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8 April, New York // Opportunities and challenges in youth empowerment for quality agriculture jobs in Africa took center stage during a side event organized on the margins of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on 8 April at the United Nations Headquarters.  The event was jointly hosted by...
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3 April 2019, Brussels - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) today joined efforts to enhance the positive contribution of migration to the areas of agricultural and rural development. The agreement, signed in Brussels on the side-lines of the high-level event...
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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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