Urban Agriculture and Youth Employment in Quito

Laine Young and Alexandra Rodriguez

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 35 - Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment, p.28-29 (2018)

With increasing urbanisation and migration to cities, agriculture and food systems in and around those cities play an important role in income generation – especially for young people. Recognition of both this fact and the presence of intersecting barriers to employment among young people is essential in a City Region Food System (CRFS) approach. Quito, Ecuador is a large city experiencing urbanisation and youth unemployment; its AGRUPAR project has the
potential to mitigate some of these issues through urban agriculture (UA).

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