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Why are rural youth leaving farming?

From IFAD Rural youth recently reported that access to information, lack of credit and negative perceptions around farming are the leading reasons why African young people are leaving small farming at such alarming rates. The comments came during the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016), held in Dakar, Senegal from

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IFAD project in Swaziland helps farmers combat drought and boost food security

From IFAD The Kingdom of Swaziland and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Smallholder Market-led Project (SMLP), an initiative that will improve food and nutrition security and increase the incomes of 10,900 households, in particular smallholder farmers living in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions where the

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New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan

A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the International Fund for Agriculture Development

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