Time to focus on the next generation
In many developing countries, the number of young rural people is increasing. But they don't see agriculture as an attractive profession. Not surprisingly, because they often can't get to the ingredients of success. These include land, credit, farm inputs, agronomic and vocational training, insurance and lucrative markets. Farming is also getting harder because of climate change and other challenges.
Rural transformation is vital for economic development. Youth employment and entrepreneurship are key drivers of that process. But what helps young people succeed in rural business? IFPRI* and we have now started case studies to guide future programs. Here's more.
This work forms part of our Policy initiatives. They lead to many of our publications, and increasingly to action. *IFPRI is a recurring partner - here's our recent interview with its Director General.