Editorial UA Magazine 35

Alison Blay-Palmer, René van Veenhuizen and Femke Hoekstra

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 35 - Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment, p.5-6 (2018)

This issue of UA Magazine explores challenges and solutions raised by migration pressures, with a focus on youth employment in city region food systems. Articles cover Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Peru,
Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States, and small to mega-cities, urban, periurban and rural spaces. This collection explores opportunities for and barriers to youth employment along the entire food system. Discussions often focus on developing rural agriculture or rural food value chains to keep youth from moving. This is not only a limited vision of the nature of migration and the potential of rural agriculture; it also
leaves out city region food system opportunities in larger cities, and especially in smaller ones.

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