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September 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Drivers and patterns of rural youth migration and its impact on food security and rural livelihoods in Tunisia

This report addresses the determinants of migration and mobility, the patterns and types of rural youth migration and the impact on rural livelihoods, food security, agriculture and development in rural areas in Tunisia. International migrants often have higher educational levels than non-migrants. »

March 30, 2018Knowledge Portal
Youth for growth: Transforming economies through agriculture

This report provides a framework for the joint objective of global youth engagement and global food security. According to the authors, it is crucial that policymakers adopt a youth-inclusive agricultural development agenda aimed at transforming the agrifood system. »

News update on dye sorghum cultivation in Benin
February 6, 2018Research project
News update on dye sorghum cultivation in Benin

Rob Nout and Anita Linnemann of Wageningen Food Quality and Design are visiting Benin in the context of the ARF project “Promoting dye sorghum cultivation”. They were given a demonstration about the traditional use of sorghum bio-colorant for colouring local cheese (“wagashi”). »

Launch Dyegrain project
January 31, 2018Research project
Launch Dyegrain project

The Applied Research Fund project “Promoting dye sorghum cultivation to improve livelihoods in rural Benin in a context of climate change (Dyegrain)”, was launched on January 30, 2018 in Cotonou, Benin. Many stakeholders from various production zones participated in the meeting. »

December 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Invisible lives: Understanding youth livelihoods in Ghana and Uganda

This report creates an understanding of livelihoods, cash flows, and the nature of rural work of young people in Uganda and Ghana. It was found that young people have diverse livelihoods. Both young Ghanaians and Ugandans undertake a mix of informal sector employment, self-employment and agriculture-related activities to sustain their livelihoods.  »

July 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods and the landscapes they live in

This working paper aims to to stimulate debate on how to improve positive impacts from investments on smallholder livelihoods and to move from ‘do no harm’ risk mitigation approach towards a ‘do good’ impact approach. Aimed primarily at investors, in just 15 pages it highlights how to work profitably and equitably with smallholders, and how to promote better land governance and livelihoods. »