Youth for Growth, A New Report by F. K. Yeboah

Sponsored by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs. Youth livelihood in developing economies will largely depend on successful economic transformation of which agriculture is key driver....

March 29, 2018 - Author: Felix Kwame Yeboah

Cover of the report

Youth for Growth TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES THROUGH AGRICULTURE, March 2018
Reuben E. Brigety II and Bobby J. Pittman, Task Force Cochairs
Felix Kwame Yeboah, Principal Author (FSP C4a)

Sponsored by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs

KEY MESSAGES

  • Policy recommendations:
    • Commit to a long-term, global food and nutrition strategy
    • Revitalize and recommit to robust support for public-sector agricultural research and development
    • Invest in the human capital development necessary to advance rural youth and to drive agricultural transformation
    • Align programs that foster an enabling environment for business in strategic countries
  • Agriculture is the largest employer of the youth labor force.
  • Agriculture productivity will significantly determine the rate of job growth in the off-farm economy.
  • Global population growth is the fastest in regions where threats of food insecurity are the greatest.
  • Youth livelihood in developing economies will largely depend on successful economic transformation of which agriculture is key driver. Successful agricultural and economic transformation will also require strong youth engagement.

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