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Your newsletter on agricultural and rural development 
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
28 November 2019

Africa Youth Month

Africa Youth Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the continent’s young people while recognising their ongoing role as key agents of change, economic growth and sustainable development in all areas of African society.

The business of farming: How digitalisation is bringing Africa’s youth back into agriculture

The business of farming: How digitalisation is bringing Africa’s youth back into agriculture

They say that the future belongs to the young. In Africa, the future of the continent’s agriculture almost certainly belongs to its youth. More than 60% of Africans are under 25, and every year, 10-12 million young people enter the job market in search of employment.

Read the blog post by Michael Hailu, director of CTA

It is necessary to increase support for innovative entrepreneurship in Africa

Tenemba Anna Samaké, CEO of MBC Africa, was a member of the jury for the 2019 Pitch AgriHack. In this blog post, she shares her impressions of the contest - and why she believes it is important to support youth and women in agriculture.

Read the blog post

Reality TV shapes up young farming in Eastern Africa

Reality TV shapes up young farming in Eastern Africa

Agricultural TV shows that provide information on how to start an agribusiness are encouraging youths in Kenya and Tanzania to consider farming as a lucrative career choice.

Read the full story on Spore website

Making agriculture attractive to young people

Drawing from current practice, this brief suggests that agriculture can be made attractive to the next generations of young people in ACP countries.

Download and read CTA technical brief

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