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- DocumentGRID Arendal, 2016In a recent study, a group of scientists mapped human dependence on coral reefs and future threats to them.Document
Enabling more inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems in Africa: FAO session at the IFAMA World Forum 18 June 2014, Cape Town, South AfricaFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016FAO organized a workshop during the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's World Forum 2014, focusing on themes covered by Strategic Objective 4 that place greater emphasis on supporting national policies that enhance inclusiveness and promote efficiencies along agri-food value chains.Document
Averting ‘New Variant Famine’ in Southern Africa: building food secure rural livelihoods with AIDS-affected young peopleDepartment for International Development, UK, 2009Southern Africa is experi-encing the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates alongside recurrent food crises. This has prompted scholars to hypothesise a 'New Variant Famine' in which inability to access food is driven by the ef-fects of AIDS.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015A significant percentage of youth in urban Africa is employed in the informal sector. The informal sector is more accessible than the formal sector for people with low human andfinancial capital, such as youth migrants from rural areas. But the sector is also generally considered to provide a subsistence livelihood.Document
Youth as environmental custodians: a potential tragedy or a sustainable business and livelihood model?Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016Youth unemployment and migration is a growing challenge that needs more political attention in many countries in the world, particularly countries with rapid population growth and economic transformation.DocumentCentre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford, 2013Young people are one of Africa’s greatest potential assets for its continued development. The ‘Ghana Opportunities for Transitioning Post-Secondary School Students’ research project investigates the transition of recent senior high school leavers into post-secondary education and the labour force.Document
Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, AfghanistanOverseas Development Institute, 2014The creation of good jobs and decent work in conflict-affected places is widely seen to generate not just better-off households, but also safer societies and more legitimate states.Document
AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern AfricaJournal of Rural Studies, 2016The ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis suggests AIDS is contributing to food insecurity in southern Africa. Proposed causal mechanisms include a loss of livelihood assets and skills, brought about through AIDS′ impacts on children’s access to inherited property and intergenerationally-transferred knowledge.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2014Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining takeoff’.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Fisheries play a crucial role in supporting livelihoods and food security in Ghana. While there is a sizable industrial fishing fleet, more than two-thirds of Ghana’s total marine fish catch is accounted for by artisanal fishers.