Green jobs in agrifood systems: setting a vision for youth in the Sahel

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Steve Wiggins

Populations in the G5 Sahel countries are growing rapidly. Given these large cohorts of young populations, over the next five years 11.4 million youth will turn 16 years old, and most will then start to seek jobs in the region. Although the countries are urbanizing, meaning that future economic growth may be faster in industry and services than in agriculture, in the short and medium run the bulk of new jobs are likely to be created in the agriculture sector and its supply chains. For the five countries of the G5 Sahel - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Mali and Niger - this study aims to address the following questions: i) What employment can be created for youth, as agriculture and the agrifood value chains become environmentally sustainable as part of a rural green transition?; and ii) What policies, programmes and investment are needed to create these jobs and ensure that young women and men can access them?

Extent xxii, 77p. ISBN 9789251380024
Size N/A Price £31.95
Format Paperback Published 02 Jan 2024
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