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Guatemala is a young country. Almost 70 % of its population is under 30 years old, with a median age of 19.7 years. The agricultural sector is an important employer for young people: 1 in 3 economically active youth work in the sector. However, limited access to finance continues to...
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21 January 2021, Rome/Geneva - The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today pledged to intensify efforts towards addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme within FAO's Strategic Framework. ‘'This year, we will step-up our efforts to strengthen the capacities...
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The term diaspora, derived from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘to scatter about’, refers to individuals and members of networks who have left their countries of origin but maintain links with their homelands. Many countries, and even continents, have a long history of internal and international migration. In Africa, about 32 million...
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Growing up in a rural area and having seen his parents work on their farms for years with not much to show for their efforts, Paul never considered a career in agriculture. Like many other youth in Kenya, he perceived agriculture to be a dirty job full of drudgery that...
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FAO and the Government of Uganda partner to promote diaspora investments in agriculture The Ugandan Diaspora Agri-food Investment Conference held by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and FAO took place online and in Kampala on 12 November 2020. The conference brought together...
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Voices of young agripreneurs In March 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, FAO’s ICA programme launched a digital engagement initiative “Coping with COVID-19: voices of young agripreneurs” to understand the needs, coping strategies and proposed solutions of young agripreneurs in Guatemala, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Uganda. Listen to one of...
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ICA also develops work and collaborations at regional and sub-regional level. Let’s have a look at the latest activities! East Africa Regional forum on youth space in policy and financial inclusion Around 50 young agripreneurs from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda met in Kampala in November 2019, along with government institutions and multiple financial...
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In Kenya, ICA started its operations in mid-2019. Let’s review the latest achievements of the programme!  Key sector strategy Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy (KYAS) 2017-2021) ICA supports the adaptation of the KYAS (developed with FAO support under a previous project) in Siaya (2020-2024) and Kakamega counties. To support its implementation, synergies have been...
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In Rwanda, ICA started its operations in mid-2019. Let’s review the latest achievements of the programme!  Key sector strategy Strategy for youth employment in Agri-Food systems FAO ICA received a formal request from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) to support the development of a dedicated Strategy for youth employment...
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In Senegal, ICA started its operations in 2015 and is coming to a close in 2021. Let’s take a little step back and review the latest achievements of the programme! Key sector strategy Plan Sénégal Émergent (PSE) / Programmes d’Actions Prioritaires (PAP) In Senegal, the ICA programme directly support the PSE and in...
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