Youth-in-agribusiness initiatives key to solving youth unemployment

Despite the introduction of several intervention programs to reduce or eradicate youth unemployment, the creation of jobs to reduce unemployment has been a major and trending issue across most developing and less developed countries in the world. However, the increasing unemployment rate in Nigeria among the youth within the age bracket of 25–35, remains a challenge to social, and economic …

Making a case for migrants’ originating households in Malawi

According to research, migration for employment is a key feature of youth mobility in certain parts of Africa, as individuals migrate primarily to improve their social status and learn new skills and trades. Internal migration – both rural to urban and rural to rural, of youth is also increasing due to lack of employment opportunities, and as a consequence of …

Enhancing youths’ willingness to engage in agripreneurship

With about 14% of youths in the country experiencing unemployment as at 2020, according to research, youths within the age bracket 15-24years are not only available for employment but are actively seeking various means of employment. The huge youthful population in Nigeria is faced with high rates of unemployment, underemployment and poor livelihood. Recent study reveals that agriculture can be …

Rodrigue S. Kaki

Rodrigue Kaki is from Benin Republic. He obtained his “Baccalauréat” in 2008. That same year, he was admitted to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin, where he completed both his first degree and Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Rodrigue is a 2018 fellow for the research grant for “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence …

Mwita Erick Marwa

Mwita Erick Marwa is a Kenyan citizen, currently working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a Research Associate. He is a trained Agricultural Economist, with multidisciplinary experience working with research institutes and NGOs. His research work focuses on the adoption and impact pathways of development interventions, technologies, and institutional innovations, aimed at livelihood improvements. He is a beneficiary …

Oluwaseun Oginni

Oluwaseun Oginni is a Nigerian scholar with a pragmatic and enthusiastic approach to research. He holds B.Tech. (Hons) in Agricultural Economics and Extension from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Nigeria. He has interest and experience in sustainable Agriculture, Socioeconomic Research, and Data Science. In 2016, he obtained a Master’s degree from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Nigeria. …

Factors that influence choosing agriculture among youths in Cameroon

Despite agriculture being an important part of the country’s economy, youths in Cameroon often have limited options in specializing in the various areas that exist in the field. While agriculture has rarely been part of the curriculum through secondary school until recent years, an average youth can find a few specialized institutions of higher education such as the University of …

The youth agripreneurs of Southern Benin Republic

A recent study carried out under the IITA-CARE project, covering six southern depart­ments in the Benin Republic, comprising Atlantic, Littoral, Ouémé, Plateau, Zou, and Mono; and included eleven ethnicities: Adjas, Aizos, Fons, Gouns, Guins, Holis, Houedas, Ouatchis, Toffins, Yoruba, and Xwlas, reveals the agriculture sector in the country has the potential to employ a huge percentage of youths, increase food …

Basic infrastructure key to increased employment for rural youth in Senegal

In a country with about 60 percent of the population under 24 years of age, Senegal’s youth involvement in economic activities remains relatively low, alongside a high rate of unemployment which has attracted significant interest among policymakers in the country. Despite the importance of youth employment in the economic development process, the country is yet to fully benefit from its …

Agribusiness: Way out for Youth Rural-Urban Migration

Research has associated the increase of rural-urban migration amongst youth in Africa with lesser food expenditures and the incidence of poverty while attributing the major reason for youths migrating from rural to urban areas in West Africa, Nigeria to unemployment. The recent study funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence …