Engaging youth in agricultural policy processes

Engaging youth in agricultural policy processes

Saharan Africa has the world’s youngest population and is home to over 200 million young people. Two out of three inhabitants are under 25 years of age. Young African men and women are critical to the development of agriculture in Africa and for efforts to ensure food security.  For Africa to achieve food security, the youth must be regarded as critical agricultural players who need and deserve special attention, support and follow-up.

Key messages from this policy brief:

  • promote multi-stakeholder platforms for youth engagement in agricultural policy processes
  • youth is the future of African agriculture
  • promote leadership in agriculture
  • incentivise youth in agriculture
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