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Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Developing strategic coffe and cocoa research agendas, , Developing a strategic research agenda for cocoa and coffee, 05/2014, Wageningen, (0) , (Academic Publication)
A Comparative Study of Effects of Drying Methods on Quality of Cocoa Beans, Lasisi, D. , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 01/2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nigeria, p.996, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Young people, agriculture, and employment in rural Africa

TitleYoung people, agriculture, and employment in rural Africa
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSumberg, James, Anyidoho Nana Akua, Chasukwa Michael, Chinsinga Blessings, Leavy Jennifer, Tadele Getnet, Whitfield Stephen, and Yaro Joseph
Pagination23
Date Published04/2014
InstitutionUnited Nations University
CityBrighton
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsyouth employment
Lead

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture. Using notions of transitions and mobilities we set out a transformative work and opportunity space framework that privileges difference and diversity among work opportunities, rural areas and young people. We argue that policy and programmes that seek to engage young people with agriculture must be more realistic, rooted in more context-specific economic and social analysis, and appreciative of the variety of ways that rural men and women use agriculture to serve their needs and interests.

URLhttp://www.cocoaconnect.org/sites/default/files/publication/Young%20people%2C%20agriculture%2C%20and%20employment%20in%20rural%20Africa.pdf

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