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Migration is a growing phenomenon, with both challenges and opportunities for communities of origin, transit and destination, and for migrants themselves. It can be an engine for growth and transformation. It can also be the result of catastrophic forces such as natural disasters that led to forced displacement. FAO strives...
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Disruptions in agricultural value chains and markets are severely affecting rural livelihoods. Due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, small farmers and agribusinesses are often unable to process their fresh produce and/or access markets. Declining demand and lower prices are leading to heightened food waste and income loss. Seasonal and migrant...
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12 December 2019 - Young agripreneurs from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, government institutions and multiple financial and business service providers met in Kampala, Uganda, on 27th -28th November 2019. The Regional Youth Forum aimed at unlocking the bottlenecks that inhibit youth access to policy dialogue and finance through an inclusive dialogue...
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La FAO en appui aux pays d’Afrique centrale et à ses institutions d’intégration économiques sous-régionales, développe des initiatives visant à apporter des solutions concrètes à la problématique de l’emploi des jeunes dans le secteur agricole. A travers plusieurs projets, nous avons contribué à la promotion de l’entreprenariat des jeunes...
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On World Day Against Child Labour, FAO urges greater attention to addressing child labour in local food supply chains 12 June 2019, Rome/Brussels - FAO today urged nations to pay greater attention and allocate more financial resources to addressing child labour in domestic and local food supply chains and in subsistence farming...
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10 avril 2019, Libreville – Aujourd'hui, pour la première fois, des représentants des Etats membres de la sous-région et des institutions partenaires y compris les jeunes entrepreneurs dans le secteur agricole venant des pays de la sous-région ; les responsables des programmes ministériels ; les représentants de la  Communauté Economique des...
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8 April, New York // Opportunities and challenges in youth empowerment for quality agriculture jobs in Africa took center stage during a side event organized on the margins of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on 8 April at the United Nations Headquarters.  The event was jointly hosted by...
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3 April 2019, Brussels - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) today joined efforts to enhance the positive contribution of migration to the areas of agricultural and rural development. The agreement, signed in Brussels on the side-lines of the high-level event...
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20 March 2019, Cairo - A new multi-organizational report finds that conflict and war over the past decade has coincided with an increase in child labour among refugee children, the internally displaced and other populations across the region. Commissioned by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Arab Council for Childhood...
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Migration is an inherent part of the development process and a key component of livelihood strategies for millions of rural households. If well managed, migratory flows can be an engine of economic growth and innovation and can greatly contribute to sustainable development. Through its programmatic work on migration, FAO is...
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