Ingrid Flink, Chloe Vaast, Judith Jacobs and Maya Turolla
In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 35 - Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment, p.40-41 (2018)
One third of African youth are underemployed or unemployed, or have marginal incomes or limited career prospects (AfdB, 2016, AGRA, 2015). As well, there is a burning need to efficiently commercialise the agricultural sector to enhance food security and create employment for youth. Engaging youth in agribusiness could provide a win-win solution, and agricultural cooperatives could play an important role. Youths would benefit from cooperative membership by accessing opportunities not available to them as individuals.