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Multi-Country Support to Promote Employment Opportunities for Youth in Agribusiness in Africa - TCP/RAF/3802








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    Boosting Decent Employment and Self-Employment Opportunities in Agriculture and Agribusiness for Youth in Africa - GCP/INT/920/MUL 2024
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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. 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 agricultural sector in Africa can play a key role in solving the youth employment challenge that threatens stability and growth in many countries across the continent. Against this background, in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) developed the comprehensive Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA) joint programme, in response to a dedicated call for accelerating efforts on job creation for African youth, especially through agribusiness and entrepreneurship development. This OYA project was implemented in six pilot countries: Cabo Verde, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, and Zambia.
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    Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA) Programme
    Accelerating job creation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness
    2021
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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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    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.

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