Youth and agriculture: key challenges and concrete solutions
This report (PDF) has been published by FAO, The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The document builds on results of the project “Facilitating Access to Rural Youth to Agricultural Activities” undertaken by FAO/IFAD/MIJARC, as well as on CTA youth activities. During the project, six principal challenges for the future of youth in agriculture were identified. For each challenge, this publication presents a series of relevant case studies that serve as examples of how this challenge may be overcome. These challenges include: insufficient access to knowledge, information and education; limited access to land; inadequate access to financial services; difficulties in accessing green jobs; limited access to markets; and limited involvement in policy dialogue. A key message of the report is that a coordinated response is needed in order to increase “youth power” in the agricultural sector.