Youth With High Social-Emotional Skills Succeed in Agriculture

New research suggests that socio-emotional and digital skills are linked to the increased agribusiness skills of youth. Dr Khadijat Amolegbe, a lecturer at Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, conducted a study into government programme exploring the skills needed to motivate youth to participate in the agricultural sector. Amolegbe's study revealed that the youth need training beyond basic agricultural skills. According to the research study, "socio-emotional and digital skills, also known as the 21st Century skills are indispensable, not only to motivate youths into agriculture but also help them thrive and survive the new and emerging challenges". Amolegbe suggested that socio-emotional and digital skills training should be included in interventions targeted at motivating youth to participate in the agricultural sector.



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