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June 11, 2020Knowledge Portal
Agricultural finance and the youth: Prospects for financial inclusion in Uganda

This paper aims is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of financial inclusion of the rural youth in Uganda, with a specific focus on their engagement in the agricultural sector and the financial services that are available to them to pursue their business ventures in this area. There is, overall, a considerable need to modernize and restructure the agricultural sector in order tocreate substantial value addition across value chain flows. »

April 8, 2020Knowledge Portal
Global food policy report 2020: Building inclusive food systems

The 2020 Global Food Policy Report focuses on the need to build inclusive food systems, both to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable people enjoy the benefits and opportunities that food systems can bring and to support sustainable development. »

Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood
March 24, 2020News
Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for seven new positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching.  The current Agrofood vacancies in Kenya and Rwanda are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions in batch 20 is open until April 1, 2020. »

December 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Youth and jobs in rural Africa: Beyond stylized facts

This book uses survey data to build a nuanced understanding of the constraints and opportunities facing rural youth in Africa. This book finds that a balance between alarm and optimism is warranted. Addressing youth employment in Africa is a global challenge, but it is one that was overcome by other developing regions when they underwent similar demographic transitions three decades ago. Currently, youth employment is a major policy goal today, however policies themselves often fall short of addressing the constraints facing young job seekers. »

FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
November 19, 2019Knowledge activity
FNS Excellence Programme: masterclasses and coaching session
Theme: FNS Excellence Programme

During October and November, the students participating in the Food & Nutrition Security Excellence Programme have dived into their assignment to find sustainable solutions to real-life challenges of the Dutch Embassies in Kenya and Burundi. To guide and support the students in their work, several events have been organized, including a number of masterclasses, a coaching session with an FNS expert and a one-on-one contact moment with both Embassies. »

ARF-3 final factsheet: Plantain varieties in Benin
November 6, 2019Research project
ARF-3 final factsheet: Plantain varieties in Benin

Please download the final factsheet of this ARF-3 project. The consortium shares its research findings, showing the development of best agricultural practices and of new plantain-product markets with a special empowerment of women and youth along the value chains. »