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 …

Youth involvement crucial to successful agriculture intervention programs

The N-power Agro program introduced in 2015 as a National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) designed to create jobs and empower Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35. The goal of the program is to provide skills, tools, and experience necessary to advance from unemployment to employment, entrepreneurship, and innovation. This was part of the Nigerian government’s efforts to address …

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 …

Over 400 applications received from across Africa for CARE Grant

Following the announcement for the call for applications on the “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”, over 400 applications were received from across Africa for the three-year research grant. The fellowship under the framework of the CARE project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development …

IFAD-CARE calls for proposals for research grant

The Capacity Development Office is pleased to announce the “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” research grant funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The grant will award 30 research fellowships in year 2020. Fifty fellowships were awarded in 2018 and 2019, and this is …