Young People and Policy Narratives in sub -Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Anyidoho, N.A
dc.contributor.author Kayuni, H
dc.contributor.author Ndungu, J
dc.contributor.author Leavy, J
dc.contributor.author Sall, M
dc.contributor.author Tadele, G
dc.contributor.author Sumberg, J
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-31T16:09:53Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T14:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-31T16:09:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T14:45:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/8587
dc.description.abstract Both agriculture and young people are high on African development agendas. African governments, through the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme, (CAADP) have agreed to commit at least ten percent of their budgets to agriculture with the goal of a six percent growth in the sector. By the end of 2010, 22 governments had prepared and signed regional compacts setting out a strategy and investment plan for agricultural development (IFPRI 2010). Greater attention on African agriculture is also reflected in an increased aid policy focus (de Janvry and Sadoulet 2012). The underlying rationale is to increase productivity across agro-industry so that agriculture can play its historic role as an ‘engine’ of economic growth in the transition to more industrialised economies. Interest in agriculture has been further heightened by the food, fuel and financial crises and the knock-on effects on both rural producers and consumers. There are concerns too about the impacts of the crises on young people, and in African policy agendas this is reflected in increased attention to high rates o f youth unemployment and underemployment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UK Department for International Development (DfID) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Future Agricultures Consortium en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper;032
dc.subject Young People en_US
dc.subject Policy Narratives en_US
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.title Young People and Policy Narratives in sub -Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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