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2 November, Rome – A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published today. The new FAO atlas Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara highlights the important role that rural areas will continue to play...
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On 30-31 October 2017, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) held an Expert Group Meeting under the theme Youth, Peace and Security: Social Issues and Social Policies. The meeting brought together representatives from academia, Member States, United Nations entities, youth organisations and intergovernmental bodies to identify...
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On 26 October, the Government of Uganda, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, launched the National Strategy for Youth Employment in Agriculture.Demographically, Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world, with 60% of people below the age of 18 and 78% below...
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The International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA)* is deeply concerned that, according to the newly-published ILO estimates on child labour for the 2012-2016 period, child labour is overwhelmingly concentrated in agriculture and that the numbers are increasing. 107.5 million of the 152 million children in child...
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Today, the world’s population is young and dynamic. Some 1.2 billion youth make up 14 percent of the global population, and almost 88 percent of them come from developing countries. This means a large number of young people with great potential and aspirations, but facing big constraints and challenges to build their future....
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A common feature of the country-level implementation of the FAO Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural employment is the active engagement of youth into policy dialogue on agri-food systems’ and rural development. On this purpose, the ICA programme is exploring and establishing pilot models to foster community building...
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06 July 2017, Rome - Today, José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), discussed during a FAO's Conference Side Event how to mobilize agriculture and rural development as an adaptation alternative to climate-induced migration."Climate change poses a major risk for...
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A new guidance note by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization urges child labour concerns be integrated in agriculture, food security and nutrition programs during crises and disasters, and was presented on 12 June 2017, during the World Day Against Child Labour.Around the world, 100 million children and young people...
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10 May 2017, FAO Regional Office for Africa (Accra) - Africa needs to enhance right policy environments, access to capital, innovations and right technologies in support of the youth to engage massively in agriculture and agribusiness."And most importantly, the continent needs to develop practical business models on selected value chains,...
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In the context of renewed concerns about food security, demographic changes and globalization, rural development and youth employment are at the centre of the international development agenda."The future of humankind will be decided in rural areas," said Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, while...
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