Agricultural Cooperatives in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda: A means for youth to a future in agriculture?

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.

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