CAADP investment plans offer youth employment
By Stanley Karombo

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) investment plans offer significant scope for attracting youth to suitable agricultural value chains, said Dr Tobias Takavarasha, representative of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation, at a recent CAADP consultative workshop in Pretoria.

“Youth unemployment is extremely high, yet rural youth employment is essential for achieving food security,” said Takavarasha.

Although opportunities exist in agriculture, rural youth faced many challenges, among them collateral against which to take out a loan, limited access to productive resources like land and finance and limited participation in farmer organisations.

He challenged government to equip the youth “with the right skills and resources to make a meaningful contribution to agricultural and rural development.”


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