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Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa

FSN Forum activity report No. 153










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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have developed a joint regional programme titled "Opportunities for Youth in Africa: Accelerating Job Creation and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness". The programme is in response to a dedicated call for accelerating efforts in the area of job creation. This call was made during the 2018 Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture co-organized by the African Union, the Government of Rwanda and FAO, which took place on 20-21 August 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, with the theme “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship”. This brochure frames the OYA programme to align it with the priorities of donors including migration, human security and sustainable transitions. It also gives greater visibility to the programme's theory of change, objectives and targets of implementation.
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    L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique
    Rapport sur l'activité du Forum FSN n° 153
    2020
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    Ce document est une synthèse de la discussion en ligne sur le thème L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique, tenue du 16 juillet au 10 août 2018 sur le site du Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition (Forum FSN) de la FAO. La discussion a été organisée pour recueillir différents points de vue avant la conférence régionale des 20 et 21 août sur le thème «L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique: S’impliquer à travers les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et l’esprit d’entreprise», tenue à Kigali, Rwanda. Les principaux axes thématiques de la conférence ont porté sur la jeunesse et l’esprit d’entreprise, l’innovation numérique et l’avenir du travail dans l’économie rurale. La discussion en ligne du FSN Forum a permis aux jeunes impliqués dans l’agriculture et le développement rural à travers l’Afrique de partager leurs expériences, leurs réussites, les leçons apprises et les bonnes pratiques, et de soulever des questions qui pourraient être traitées à la conférence de Kigali.
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    Opportunities for youth in Africa
    Accelerating job creation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness
    2020
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    Africa has the world’s youngest population, with more than 600 million people under the age of 24 and more than 750 million under the age of 35. Given the right opportunities, youth could drive inclusive economic growth across the continent. Young people account for around 35 percent of the workforce in sub-Saharan Africa and 40 percent in Northern Africa, of which about 40 percent are women. The growing youth population is challenging Africa’s ability to meet the demand for jobs, which has pushed many to migrate out of rural areas and across borders. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), therefore, have forged an initiative to facilitate and accelerate efforts to create jobs for young Africans, in particular, by supporting the development of agribusinesses and fostering agricultural entrepreneurship including through leveraging public and private investment in agriculture. The 2018 Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture called for greater efforts to create jobs for African youth. This initiative adopts an integrated and multi-faceted approach to generating quality on- and off-farm work for young people in agriculture and agribusiness. It leverages the central role of agriculture in Africa’s development alongside the need to empower African youth to drive growth across the continent. It engages with the public and private sectors at continental, sub-regional and national level to provide young people opportunities for capacity development and access to resources, to improve stakeholder coordination and to facilitate the generation.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA) Programme
    Accelerating job creation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness
    2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have developed a joint regional programme titled "Opportunities for Youth in Africa: Accelerating Job Creation and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness". The programme is in response to a dedicated call for accelerating efforts in the area of job creation. This call was made during the 2018 Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture co-organized by the African Union, the Government of Rwanda and FAO, which took place on 20-21 August 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, with the theme “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship”. This brochure frames the OYA programme to align it with the priorities of donors including migration, human security and sustainable transitions. It also gives greater visibility to the programme's theory of change, objectives and targets of implementation.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique
    Rapport sur l'activité du Forum FSN n° 153
    2020
    Also available in:

    Ce document est une synthèse de la discussion en ligne sur le thème L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique, tenue du 16 juillet au 10 août 2018 sur le site du Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition (Forum FSN) de la FAO. La discussion a été organisée pour recueillir différents points de vue avant la conférence régionale des 20 et 21 août sur le thème «L’emploi des jeunes dans l’agriculture: une solution solide pour mettre fin à la faim et à la pauvreté en Afrique: S’impliquer à travers les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et l’esprit d’entreprise», tenue à Kigali, Rwanda. Les principaux axes thématiques de la conférence ont porté sur la jeunesse et l’esprit d’entreprise, l’innovation numérique et l’avenir du travail dans l’économie rurale. La discussion en ligne du FSN Forum a permis aux jeunes impliqués dans l’agriculture et le développement rural à travers l’Afrique de partager leurs expériences, leurs réussites, les leçons apprises et les bonnes pratiques, et de soulever des questions qui pourraient être traitées à la conférence de Kigali.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Opportunities for youth in Africa
    Accelerating job creation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness
    2020
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Africa has the world’s youngest population, with more than 600 million people under the age of 24 and more than 750 million under the age of 35. Given the right opportunities, youth could drive inclusive economic growth across the continent. Young people account for around 35 percent of the workforce in sub-Saharan Africa and 40 percent in Northern Africa, of which about 40 percent are women. The growing youth population is challenging Africa’s ability to meet the demand for jobs, which has pushed many to migrate out of rural areas and across borders. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), therefore, have forged an initiative to facilitate and accelerate efforts to create jobs for young Africans, in particular, by supporting the development of agribusinesses and fostering agricultural entrepreneurship including through leveraging public and private investment in agriculture. The 2018 Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture called for greater efforts to create jobs for African youth. This initiative adopts an integrated and multi-faceted approach to generating quality on- and off-farm work for young people in agriculture and agribusiness. It leverages the central role of agriculture in Africa’s development alongside the need to empower African youth to drive growth across the continent. It engages with the public and private sectors at continental, sub-regional and national level to provide young people opportunities for capacity development and access to resources, to improve stakeholder coordination and to facilitate the generation.

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