MSU International Development Working Paper

Default image, no image supplied by the user.This report summarizes the evidence and discussion presented at a May 2016 USAID Feed the Future Youth & Employment Roundtable Symposium, with a focus on the relationship between youth livelihoods and the development of food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Population trends, labor trends, opportunities and constraints to youth entrepreneurship, and skills required by the agrifood system are discussed.  Recommendations focus on investments in agricultural productivity growth as a means to generate the multiplier effects that expand off-farm jobs, as well as investments in education and skills development.




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