With 62% of Africa’s population being under 25 years of age, youth employment is crucial.
Early findings show that the productivity of youth labor (and rural labor in general) employed in both farming and non-farming sectors is significantly influenced by local farmland distribution patterns. Strategies that effectively improve productivity and profitability of farming are critical to expanding employment opportunities and improving youth livelihoods.
Publications and Presentations
Published on August 7, 2018
Recommendations to create an enabling environment to fully harness young people’s innovativeness and energies for inclusive agricultural transformation.
Published on July 5, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne, GIZ Expert talk on Empirical Evidence and Impact Measurement for Rural Youth Employment, Bonn, Germany, July 5, 2018
Published on June 26, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne, GIZ Webinar Series on Agricultural Value Chains, June 26, 2018
Published on June 18, 2018
Tom Reardon and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, OECD Seminar: Urbanization, Food Economy, Employment, and Women, Paris, France, June 18, 2018
Published on April 10, 2018
T.S. Jayne and Holger Kray, Seminar at the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Tanzania, Dodoma, Tanzania, April 10, 2018