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
Megatrends Shaping Rural Transformation in Africa
Published on September 25, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah & Thomas S. Jayne, Keynote Address at the Annual Conference of GIZ’s Green Innovation Centers Cotonou, Benin September 25, 2018
Pathways for Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Drivers of Change
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
Africa’s Agrifood System and Youth Employment: Trends and Drivers of Change
Published on June 26, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne, GIZ Webinar Series on Agricultural Value Chains, June 26, 2018
Food Systems Transformation in West Africa: Implications for Jobs and Policy
Published on June 18, 2018
Tom Reardon and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, OECD Seminar: Urbanization, Food Economy, Employment, and Women, Paris, France, June 18, 2018
The Rise of Medium/Large Scale Farms and Youth Access to Land in Tanzania
Published on April 11, 2018
Presentation at the Panel Discussion on Land-Grab and the Rise of Medium and Large Scale Farms in Africa, N.S.Y. Mdoe, 10th Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial, Intellectual Festival, April 11-13, 2018.
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus
MSU Foundation Professor
Felix Kwame Yeboah