Youth in agriculture: Inspiring stories of young people changing agriculture
This blog from the Journal of Gender, Agriculture, and Food Security, highlights some succes stories of young agriculture entrepreneurs. Significant challenges remain in realizing the full potential of Africa’s agriculture: access to finance, land rights, and women’s empowerment are just some of the critical issues to address. But with the right tools and training, the continent’s young people can play a critical role in transforming this sector into the engine of Africa’s development. Opportunities for increasing youth engagement in this sector are summarized as: 1) Investing in building capacity of young farmers; 2) Identifying agribusiness opportunities beyond the farm; 3) Increasing access to finance for young people and 4) Providing of mentoring.