Young entrepreneurs in agri-business

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Posted By in Youth in Agri-Business Rwanda
Posted 11 May 2015 at 02:49

Work4Youth Publication Update

Dear friends and colleagues,

The ILO “Work4Youth”Project is pleased to share with you its latest publication titled: Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition surveys.

This report, based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, assesses the labour market conditions of youth in rural and urban areas and offers insights into prospects for fundamental transformations of rural sectors within the development process. While confirming some blurring between rural and urban areas in terms of sectoral distribution of employment, the report concludes that many countries – especially the low-income countries – have a long way to go in the diversification of rural economies beyond agriculture and petty trades and even further in building the capacity of rural labour markets to generate decent employment opportunities for young people.

A blog on the report was produced by The MasterCard Foundation; s

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Posted By in Youth
Posted 25 March 2015 at 01:33

Solution-oriented publication on addressing key challenges for young people in the agricultural sector

published by IFAD, CTA and FAO

"Few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. Some of the major challenges faced are: limited access to land; inadequate access to financial services; insufficient access to knowledge; information and education; difficulties in accessing green jobs; limited access to markets; and limited involvement in policy dialogue.

Yet, solutions exist in all parts of the world. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces to conduct research and produce a publication which provides real life examples from developing and more advanced economies."

Click this link to download the publication

Posted By in International
Posted 4 November 2014 at 10:16

New release: Coffee Toolkit, approaches and tools to integrate women and youth, into all stages of the value chain

Coffee toolkit Sustainable coffee as a family business. Available online for download now!

The first toolkit to include women and youth in the coffee sector has been released today- a joint collaboration between the Sustainable Coffee Program, Hivos and Agri-ProFocus to address the inequalities that women and youth in the coffee supply chain experience in relation to access to trainings, land ownership, inputs and income. These issues create a generation demotivated to stay in coffee farming, which poses a great threat to coffee production as a whole. 

Therefore, this toolkit provides practical approaches and tools, which serve to motivate and assist coffee roasters, traders and their practitioners to apply an inclusive approach to de-veloping better functioning coffee chains, benefitting both men and women of different age groups equally. It synthesized the learnings of

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Hedwig Bruggeman Very proud that the initial AgriProFocus gender and value chain toolkit is now through joint network action adapted to serve a specific value chain. Congrats ! And I'm with full confidence looking forward to the impact.

4 years 1 month ago

Hance R. Melchior Congrats of the nice and simple technology that can be used by the majority farmers including women, men and youth in coffee harvesting. It is my hope that this new technology will simplify the work for farmers.

4 years 1 month ago