Cross-cutting challenges to food security
Youth and employment in food value chains
In developing countries, over 60% of the population is below the age of 25. This youth population will only continue to rise with the high trend of global population growth. The majority of these young people still live in rural areas. With an average unemployment rate of 40%, they are disproportionately affected by not having a job compared with the broader global population. At the same time, sustainable food and nutrition security in a world that will soon reach 9 billion people is a challenge. That is why job creation for youth in rural areas and food value chains, particularly in LMICs, is increasingly tabled. Under this Knowledge Portal topic you will find the latest trends and developments in the field of youth in agriculture.
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is also actively involved in this theme. Please have a look at the theme page on Youth in Agri-food for the latest news, events, and our own publications. You can also have look at our exploration that maps sub-themes and organisations that are active in this field.