Rural 21 magazine

Vol. 51 Nr. 3/2017: Tapping the potential of rural youth

Given that today, two out of five economically active youth around the world are unemployed, or work, but live in poverty, and that alone in sub-Saharan Africa, the youth population is set to double, reaching more than 350 million by 2050, creating income and employment opportunities for these young people is certainly one of the areas in most urgent need of action. We demonstrate initiatives addressing these issues from a wide range of countries throughout the world, and let representatives of development co-operation, politics, the private sector and, last but not least, rural youth give their views.



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New volume: climate change (Vol 51 Nr 4/2017)

Rural21 new volume discusses the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector and food security. Two highly interesting articles highlight the effects climate change will have on the world of work and in particular on smallholder farmers:

  1. Make social protection schemes work for drought resilience: lessons from Ethiopia's PSNP. During the last decade, social protection instruments have gained popularity among policy responses to drought. Looking at social protection programme in Ethiopia the article examines which structural bottlenecks have to be removed for social protection schemes to contribute to drought resilience in the long term.
  2. Building resilient livelihoods through economic empowerment - An example from Malawi: One of the objectives of cash transfers is to improve household income to meet basic needs. Adding economic empowerment interventions to existing cash transfer programmes has the potential to reduce vulnerability and build the resilience of households.

Enjoy reading and Happy New Year to everyone!

Edited Mon, Jan 8, 2018 2:50 PM

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