Youth

This book takes a look at the great challenge for rural Africa engendered by the growing share of young people and how youth can participate in agricultural transformation.

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Two young women sitting at a table with rice plants in front of them.
Youth

Nearly one billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth aged 15 to 24 years live in developing countries, almost half of them in rural areas. What international development cooperation has to do to create employment…

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Jobs for rural youth created and supported by Helvetas
Youth

In Pakistan's tribal areas, far from the centre of economic and political clout, there are limited opportunities for young people. Helvetas is contributing to the government's efforts in developing new prospects for them…

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Youth

Effective policies and investments are urgently needed if the world's poorest countries are to offer a future to hundreds of millions of marginalised young people living in rural areas, according to a new report by IFAD.

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Youth

The average age of an Indian farmer is almost 50 years. With more and more young people migrating from rural areas to cities, the number of farmers practising agriculture will decline in the long run. In a pilot…

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Youth

Team-up is the name of a new initiative that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched together with private foundations with the aim of improving prospects for young people…

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Youth

Following last year’s Rural 21 Focus Edition “Tapping the potential of rural youth”, the authors address the concepts of decent rural youth employment and agricultural entrepreneurship to assess how vocational training…

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Youth

A new publication by the OECD takes a look at the working situation of the rural youth in developing countries. They work mainly in subsistence agriculture but they are often unsatisfied with their employment situation…

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Youth

Currently, 50 per cent of the people on the African continent are under 18. By 2030 there will be 170 million more children and young people between the Mediterranean and the Cape of Good Hope. We need to invest in the…

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Youth

Each year, 20 million young people are surging into Africa’s labour market for whom there are no jobs. A survey by the German Development Institute demonstrates the framework conditions needed to change this. Job…

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