African Agriculture - Cultivate Youth, Not Only Crops

Rural jobs, both on-farm and off-farm, have the potential to attract ... young people in the coming decades - not in traditional "subsistence levels" roles but in lucrative ways which anchor rural communities and connect them more fluidly to their urban counterparts, writes Dr Nteranya Sanginga, days after accepting the Africa Food Prize for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

Photo: IITA

Adesanya Omotomiwa and Omooba Temitope are involved in the IITA's youth agripreneurs program.

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