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Join us on Monday 22 Feb for a Twitter chat on youth in agriculture #YIAC2016

Published on February 18, 2016

On Monday, February 22 the Hub and the Inter-Regional Economic Network (IREN) will host an online Twitter chat on youth in agriculture in East Africa. This event precedes the Young Innovators in Agribusiness competition being held in Arusha, Tanzania February 24-27. The Hub and its partners are supporting youth from across the region to develop their agri-businesses.

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Follow @InvestEAfrica @IRENKenya @Agribiz4Africa @Syngenta and follow the hashtag #YIAC2016.

Youth comprise the largest proportion of the population across East Africa, and they have the highest unemployment rate relative to other age groups.

The  formal  sectors  of  employment where most graduates seek employment cannot absorb the large number of graduates, estimated to  be  between 10 to 12 million young persons per year, resulting in a large number of educated yet unemployed youth - AfDB report

Could agriculture and agribusiness hold the solution to creating jobs for East Africa's youth?