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Article Banque mondiale : Agriculture as a Sector of Opportunity for Young People in Africa

Article Banque mondiale : Agriculture as a Sector of Opportunity for Young People in Africa
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Banque Mondiale 4 June 2013

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This paper sheds light on how to harvest the “youth
dividend” in Sub-Saharan Africa by creating jobs in
agriculture. The agriculture that attracts the youth will
have to be profitable, competitive, and dynamic. These
are the same characteristics needed for agriculture
to deliver growth, to improve food security, and to
preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher
This paper is a product of the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department, Sustainable Development Network. It
is part of a larger effort by the World Bank to provide open access to its research and make a contribution to development
policy discussions around the world. Policy Research Working Papers are also posted on the Web at http://econ.worldbank.
org. The authors may be contacted at [email protected]
priority accorded to implementation of well-designed
public investments in agriculture, continued progress
on regulatory and policy reform, and attention to
assure inclusion of young people in Africa’s agricultural
renaissance, the sector’s handsome youth dividend can be
collected and widely shared.


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