Improving young rural women’s and men’s livelihoods - The most sustainable means of moving to a brighter future

Organization/Affiliation(s): 
IFAD
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
2012
Global agriculture needs to fulfill an estimated 60 per cent increase in demand by 2050 while addressing the challenges presented by climate change and natural resource degradation. Given these realities, it is clear that investing in the next generation of farmers is imperative. Young rural people are key players in driving rural transformation and combating poverty. However, rural communities are not benefiting fully from this resource: The absence of decent work opportunities in rural areas is one of the reasons young rural women and men are migrating at unprecedented levels. As the dynamics of rural work and life change, there is a pressing need to create opportunities for young people to contribute to their communities and to earn decent livelihoods in the agriculture and non-farm sectors.
Topic: 
Workforce Development
Enterprise Development
Gender
Monitoring & Evaluation
Tags: 
Agriculture & Food Security
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Livelihoods
Rural Development
Technology
Unemployment
Value Chain Development
Women
Youth