Decent Rural Employment

News

17 March 2022 marked the end of the FAO-PROCASUR  G5 Regional Learning Route ‘’Strengthening the resilience of the G5 Sahel region through the creation of jobs for rural youth’’. This activity fall under the umbrella of the project Building Resilience in the Sahel Region through Job Creation for Youth, funded by the...
News
Abdoulaye Wade’s ambition is to run his own cattle fattening and market gardening business. When he returned to Senegal from Libya in 2020, FAO had just started piloting a new project in his area. The initiative focuses on facilitating the socio-economic integration of returning and prospect migrants. It helps them...
News
Despite agriculture employs more than 70 percent of Kenyan rural people, there is a general trend of youth moving away from agriculture and rural areas (FAO, 2019). Although not backed by age-disaggregated data, the low levels of youth participation in agricultural activities in Kenya have been a matter of great...
News
The 33rd  International Congress on Occupational Health, organized by the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), was held in a digital format from 6 to 10 February, under the theme “Sharing solutions in occupational health through and beyond the pandemic.” Overall, the Congress saw the participation of more than 1...
News
"The Sahel is a place of opportunities, full of human, natural and cultural resources that are significant and abundant. The challenge is to harness these resources through public policies that can transform this potential into job creation, especially for youth living in rural areas." On 17 February, during the launch event...
News
February 1, 2022, Chisinau - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is supporting smallholder farmers in the Republic of Moldova through delivery of technical workshops in adopting digital tools and technologies meant to enhance their access to markets and increase sales of their agricultural products. The series of...
News
"To avoid unintended negative consequences and promote a positive impact for smallholder farmers, the law enforcement component of sustainable corporate governance should be complemented by addressing the root causes of child labour in agriculture," said Adama Yaya DIARRA, FAO Coordinator of the CLEAR Cotton project in Mali, intervening during the public...
News
In collaboration with JR Farms, an Africa-based youth-led agribusiness, and the International Labour Organization (ILO), FAO is supporting efforts to enhance the formalization of youth agribusinesses in the Africa region. In May 2021, a joint Fit For Finance training for youth was conducted in Rwanda, where the ILO delivered an online...
News
In Senegal, after piloting it in 2017, ICA has further consolidated the Modèle d’Insertion et d’installation des Jeunes Agripreneurs (MIJA), a network of rural hubs for training and incubation services in the agri-food sector, in partnership with the Agence Nationale pour la Promotion de l’Emploi des Jeunes (ANPEJ). Over the past...
News
The second edition of the Ugandan Diaspora Agribusiness Conference, organized by FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), took place in Kampala and online on 20 November 2021. The conference brought together Ugandan diaspora agripreneurs and networks, youth agripreneurs, government institutions and private sector to discuss challenges and...
News