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Is agriculture the answer to the Africa youth unemployment challenge?

Published on January 25, 2016

Is agriculture the sector of opportunity for youth in sub-Saharan Africa? That was the question I was asked to address as part of a debate for the Mastercard Young Africa Works Summit in November 2015. Sitting opposite me was Dr. Nteranya Sanginga – Director General International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. He argued for the affirmative. I suggested that we were on the verge of grossly overselling the idea that agriculture can be the sweet spot for employment generation for rural young people in Africa. Read more. Source | International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.