Empowering young agri-entrepreneurs


Youth are the future of food security. With an agricultural sector characterized by an ageing labour force, involving youth in agriculture is a pressing challenge. Yet, few young people see a place for themselves in agriculture due to challenges such as inadequate access to land, credit and markets. In addition, they are affected by high unemployment rates and often migrate from rural areas looking for better opportunities.

FAO works with different stakeholders to empower youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture, following the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems. This is done by creating institutional, policy and incentive frameworks that account for the needs of youth, as well as equipping young agri-entrepreneurs with the skills they need to make their businesses thrive. The following publications have been designed to facilitate this process.

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