Decent Rural Employment

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Webinar on promoting youth inclusion in FAO programmes to foster agrifood systems transformation in sub-Saharan Africa

2022
On 8 June, the FAO Regional Office for Africa (FAORAF), in collaboration with the FAO Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP), organized a webinar on the importance of 'Youth' as a crosscutting theme within FAO's programmatic work. The event, titled Youth - From ''who and how'' to country...
News

Green jobs for rural youth

2022
While agriculture remains the largest employer in the world, it is a sector that is highly hazardous and often associated with working poverty and vulnerable employment. Agriculture is also the largest user of water and the number one driver of environmental degradation. However, there is enormous potential to turn this...
Publications

FAO launches the first Uganda Diaspora in Agribusiness Network

2022
Migrants and diaspora communities represent a powerful force for the development of their countries of origin, both through remittances and the promotion of trade, investments, innovation and knowledge transfer. They contribute to their home countries’ economic growth, spurring economic diversification and job creation in key sectors of the economy, but...
News

Ending child labour among cotton growing communities in Mali

2022
Mali is the second-biggest cotton producer in Africa. 40% of its rural population depends on cotton. Many families involved in cotton production experience extreme poverty and have to rely on their children as a workforce to survive. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for children’s age or harms their...
Videos

Ending child labour among cotton growing communities in Burkina Faso

2022
Cotton is one of the most important crops in Burkina Faso, generating the largest export earnings. Cotton production is heavily dependent on natural resources and labour, including child labour. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for children’s age or harms their education, health, safety or morals. In Burkina Faso,...
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