Spurring Agricultural Growth in Africa in the Next Decade: Rural and Urban Youth Engagement

The time to think anew and act anew is NOW!



Boosting African Agriculture Partnership, Investment and Technology with particular concern on narrowing the investment and access to technology gaps that present limitations for young people across the African Continent is of great interest to me. I am very much excited and do applaud some regional and country-level initiatives to support young people to gain employable skills and in addition provide leeway to access various business support initiatives especially in the agrifood sector.

The periodic engagement of enterprising young people and rural, peri-urban and urban youth-led organizations in technical workshops and fora have gone a long way to deepen knowledge and some understanding of youth employment issues by various agencies. We have a long way to go, however, in the process of youth engagement in policy formulation, project design and implementation for the benefit of the bulging youth population. Some organizations simply choose to incorporate youth agenda in their…

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