6.5 Enterprise Development: Non-Agricultural

Because of the focus on agriculture and food security, and the general urban orientation of most YEO programs, there are few non-agricultural enterprise development initiatives that specifically target young people. The two highlighted here are school-based initiatives, and a rural adaptation of entrepreneurship and job readiness training. A third, highlighted in Sections 6.3.2 and 6.3.3, is Camfed’s work to prepare young women for careers in health services, education, technology and self-employment. In addition, there is potential for other rural development strategies to be adapted to reach young people.