FAO, private and public partnership model for youth employment in agriculture. Experiences from Malawi, Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar archipelago
6 October 2014
One of the key constraints to informal employment, which is the predominant the achievement of the objective of improving form of employment in the agriculture sector.16 agriculture and food and nutrition security in the country is the inadequate involvement Youth unemployment remains a challenge in and consideration of youth in the sector.13 Malawi in both the formal and informal sectors. [...] In Malawi, Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, the private In recent decades, global food and agriculture sector is now regarded as the engine of growth and systems have been transformed by new development, and has the potential to influence the technological, knowledge-based, financial and entrepreneurs to engage in more production and managerial resources and innovation. [...] and young men have the opportunity to share The high adaptability of the learning approach to ideas, and take on an important role, such as local needs enables the modular methodology the group leader, the one in charge of marketing to address different socio-economic contexts the produce, the one in charge of the financial (conflict, post-conflict, in transition, high incidence aspects, the chair. [...] In Tanzania, the activities are supporting In Malawi, the activities support the implementation the Tanzania Agriculture and Food Security of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy Investment Plan (TAFSIP), which addresses (MGDS), the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach the core national problems of poverty and food (ASWAp), the National Youth Policy, the Cooperative insecurity in rural areas, an. [...] investment in youth development programmes The experiences in Malawi, Tanzania and increased support to the development and Mainland and Zanzibar archipelago have implementation of national youth policies and shown that although young people face various programmes, and facilitate the implementation constraints in entering in the agriculture sector of the African Youth Charter (AYC).