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Report of the national rural youth workshop on rural youth, food security and sustainable rural development in the Lao People's Democratic Republic









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    In recent years much international attention has focused on the plight of youth, many of whom live in abject poverty with minimal education and opportunities. Data indicate that almost one in five young persons – 18 percent of the 1 158 million 15 to 24 year olds worldwide – survive on less than US$1 per day while as many as 45 percent live on less than US$2 per day. The situation in Asia and the Pacific is even graver, especially in rural locations where the majority of the population in the re gion live. The mission of FAO’s rural youth programme is to provide rural youth with the tools and support they need to become healthy individuals and take part in the fight against hunger in their communities. To be effective such efforts must be guided by accurate data on rural youth which are lacking in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. To address this information gap the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific collaborated with local partners to conduct a study on rural youth based on interviews with relevant officials, surveys and group discussions with youth in seven villages in two provinces. The findings indicate that there is considerable potential to generate cash income from farming if youth are taught new techniques, how to grow new crops and how to sell their produce locally. Rural youth are open minded and have ideas on how to improve their situation. But they need basic support such as financial aid and improved knowledge and skills. This report provides recomm endations on policies and programmes targeting rural youth, education, employment opportunities and access to credit and funding.
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    Poverty, food insecurity and a lack of employment opportunities drive many young men and women around the world to search for jobs elsewhere. In Africa, where youth underemployment and unemployment rates are particularly high, many young people move away from rural areas, also because they do not perceive agriculture as an attractive and remunerative sector. The project aimed to address the adverse drivers of migration in two target countries, Tunisia and Ethiopia, which are particularly prone to rural outmigration of youth, while at the same time harnessing the development potential of migratory movements. In particular, the project focused on the promotion of innovative mechanisms to create job and entrepreneurial opportunities in rural areas. It also filled evidence gaps on the determinants and impacts of rural migration and promoted better policy integration between migration, agriculture and rural development.
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    Youth and Agriculture
    Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions
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    Young people account for a large percentage of the rural population, and are often unemployed or underemployed, despite the need for labour force in agriculture. Rural youth face many hurdles in trying to earn a livelihood. They do not perceive agriculture as a remunerative or prestigious profession, and until they find meaningful economic opportunities and attractive environments in rural areas, they will continue to migrate to cities. This trend not only contributes to the emerging phenomenon of over-urbanization and growing unemployment in urban areas, but is also expected to affect global food production. Investing in young people living in rural areas is therefore key to enhancing agricultural productivity, boosting rural economies and ensuring food security. This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programmes can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives and approaches reported in this study originate from the youth themselves. The following study was a joint undertaking of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

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