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In Guatemala, ICA started its operations in 2015, while the current phase started in mid-2019. Let’s take a little step back and review the latest achievements of the programme! Key sector strategy Estrategia de Juventud del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA) (2017) Política Nacional de Empleo Digno (2017–2032) ICA continues to support...
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In Uganda, 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 National Strategy for Youth Employment in Agriculture (NSYEA) (2017-2022) Approved in 2017, the NSYEA was developed with ICA support under...
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Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Time: 11.00 am to 1.30 pm CET / 10.00 to 12.30 GMT Register here  FAO’s Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity Division (ESP), together with the Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division (PSU) are glad to present a virtual dialogue of the Parliamentarians Actions for Gender Equality and Resilient...
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Migration is an inherent part of the development process and, when well managed, can greatly contribute to sustainable development of countries of origin and destination. However, despite the wealth of evidence illustrating how financial resources and knowledge of diaspora communities can promote development, diaspora contributions to agriculture and rural development are...
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In Uganda, FAO, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), have launched the second round of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture Initiative (YIYA) to identify and recognize successful youth agripreneurs aged 18-35 from across the...
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Since COVID-19 struck, life has changed for entrepreneurs and businesses around the world. Due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, smallholder farmers and rural businesses have been unable to access markets and sell produce or other products. As they often have little or no access to social security, rural youth disproportionately...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the vital role migrant workers play in our food system. Without them, crops are not planted on time or are left to rot in the fields with no one to pick them. As outbreaks occur on farms and throughout the food system,...
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Internal and international migrants contribute to agriculture and rural development in many ways, not only by sending remittances or transferring knowledge to their home countries, but also by working in agri-food systems and in ensuring our food supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has put in the spotlight the vital role migrants...
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Youth (18-35 years) constitute 40 percent of the population in Kiambu, a peri-urban area in close proximity to Nairobi, Kenya. Kiambu offers a vibrant agricultural sector, but despite the meaningful employment and agribusiness opportunities it holds, agriculture witnesses low participation from the youth segment of the population. A combination of...
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12 June 2020, Rome - FAO marked World Day Against Child Labour today by stressing the critical need to step up efforts to prevent a spike in child labour in agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic's disruptive global impact on livelihoods, education, food and health systems. This year's observance focused on exploring...
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