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The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

“A large rural youth population and growing domestic demand for diversified foods in many developing countries represent a unique opportunity to advance towards the three objectives of decent job creation for youth, food security, and sustainable production, as spelled out in Agenda 2030. 

Yet, challenges to seizing this opportunity remain. Across the developing world, rural youth are turning their backs on small-scale agriculture. The gap between rural youth job aspirations and the reality of the labour market is widening. Under-development in rural areas makes it difficult to tap into the potential for increasing and changing domestic consumption needs and providing young people with decent jobs and living standards.”

So begins the Development Centre’s study on The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries: Tapping the Potential of Local Value Chains. You can find the document in its entirety here.  


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