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Book Book ASC Leiden catalogue ASC Leiden catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:African youth in agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Editors:Bojang, Foday
Ndeso-Atanga, Ada
Year:2013
ISSN:2026-5611
Issue:28
Issue:1
Pages:106
Language:English
Series:Nature et faune
City:Accra
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Geographic terms:Africa
Cameroon
Gabon
Mali
Nigeria
Subjects:youth employment
agricultural development
natural resource management
Link:http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/as290e/as290e.pdf
Abstract:This issue of Nature & Faune comprises twenty one articles by authors from various backgrounds: policymakers, conservation NGOs, the private sector, civil society groups, research and academia as well as youth groups. The articles offer field experiences, conceptual frameworks, and ideas on what needs to be done at local, national, regional and international levels to support young Africans to deliver their full potential in rural development, through agriculture and natural resources management, and on how to include them in the rural labour market. Articles included: Adapting universities to produce graduates for a changing world: the importance of practical experience to promote entrepreneurship (Kay Muir-Leresche); The arithmetic of youth absorption into Africa's farming job market (Mafa E. Chipeta); Can South-South cooperation offer sustainable agriculture-led solutions to youth unemployment in Africa? (Festus K. Akinnifesi); Re-configuring the future of Africa's workforce in agriculture and food systems with youth in mind (Mandivamba Rukuni and Raymond Zvavanyange); Investing in Africa's future: how vocational training can provide decent rural employment opportunities and contribute to sustainable rural development (Michelle Mills and Nino Polizzotti); The Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regional project: issues and employment opportunities for the youth in Gabon (Hugues N'Gosso); Youth livelihood strategies and environmental decision-making in the Congo Basin forest: the case of south eastern Cameroon (Catherine MacNeil, Carolyn Brown and Denis Sonwa); The potential of agriculture to create a positive job outlook for rural youth in Africa (Nora Kokanova); International and continental policy frameworks for youth: the need to engage Africa's youth in agriculture and natural resources management policy processes for sustainable rural development (Babatunde Iyanda); Engaging youth and communities: protecting the Mali elephants from war (Susan Canney and Nomba Ganame); The role of the youth in community forestry in Gabon (Sylvie Boldrini, Quentin Meunier, Pauline Gillet, Rachelle Angone and CÚdric Vermeulen); Engaging youths in agriculture through Information and Communications Technology (Adebola Adedugbe); Involving young women in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: some lessons learned (Cathy Rozel Farnworth and Borteh Sillah); Memoirs of a Nigerian graduate of agriculture (Lateef Akinwumi Folorunso). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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