Capitalizing on untapped potential
Africa is facing high levels of unemployment among youth, a growing youth bulge, a rapid trend of urbanization and an unsustainable agricultural food system. Young people in Africa are a world of challenges and opportunities and should be seen key actors in the necessary agricultural transformation. But who are we talking about when discussing ‘young people’? And how can we reinforce their role in agricultural transformation?’
This two-pager aims to summarize a state of the current art on the knowledge in this field. It builds on the knowledge gathered in the F&BKP Knowledge Portal on youth. It covers heterogeneity of youth, potential of mainstreaming and youth-specific interventions as well as comprehensive policies amongst others. It focuses specifically on youth employment and job creation, as it served as a background document to the workshop “youth agripreneurship in agricultural transformation” organized by AgriProFocus, the Young Expert Programmes (YEP Agrofood and YEP Water) and The Food & Business Knowledge Platform on June 1, 2018.
The two-pager “Capitalizing on untapped potential: finding jobs for youth in Africa’s agricultural transformation” can be downloaded here.