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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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CIHEAM, FAO, EUI and UfM, under the patronage of the  Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, launch the first Forum on Agriculture, Rural development and Migrations in the Mediterranean29 May 2018, Rome, FAO Headquarters - A "better understanding of the drivers and impacts of migrations for forward-looking policies and programmes"...
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In Uganda, FAO is working to improve occupational safety and health in the agricultural sector, in particular for young workers, and to prevent hazardous child labour in agriculture. As part of these efforts, FAO is raising awareness and building capacity to protect children and young workers from the direct exposure...
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Since 2015, FAO has been working to make Senegalese agri-food systems more youth-inclusive, through its Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural employment and in partnership with the Agence Nationale pour la Promotion de l'Emploi des Jeunes (ANPEJ).Senegal is a youthful country, with over 60 percent of people below...
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Osman Sheikh Ali is a 24-year-old father of two children and comes from Marka, a city in the southern Lower Shebelle province of Somalia. He is currently working in Bossaso, at the Hidik Boat Factory managed by the 34-year-old director, Yasin Hassan Mohamed. Both Osman and Yacine have benefitted from...
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The FAO project Youth mobility, food security and rural poverty reduction (abbreviated as "RYM" – Rural Youth Mobility) was successfully completed in February 2018. With funding from the Italian Development Cooperation, RYM was launched in 2015 to address the main drivers of rural migration of youth in Tunisia and Ethiopia,...
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According to the new ILO estimates, released in November 2017, 70% of child labour (108 million children) is concentrated in the agricultural sector. This is an increase of 10 million children in child labour in agriculture since the previous estimates from 2012. Africa has the highest absolute number of child...
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"We want to farm and benefit our communities. We want to be more involved with FAO" said Attila, one of the 18 young farmers trained on global governance mechanisms by FAO and IPC in December 2017. Rome, 12 December - FAO and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) joined...
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On 10 October 2017, during the National Forum Change the Future of Migration: Young Rural Entrepreneurs, the Government of Guatemala and FAO's ICA Programme launched ChispaRural.gt, an online platform designed to leverage the talent of motivated youth in rural areas.ChispaRural.gt is an innovative digital service aimed at the new generations...
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