A Food-Secure Future: Engaging Youth in Global Agriculture

When looking to dramatically and sustainably scale-up agricultural production to meet the food and nutrition demands of the burgeoning global population, it is clear that the ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and human capital of youth are essential. In turn, agriculture can provide gainful and fulfilling employment to a large proportion of disenfranchised young people in low- and middle-income countries. Suggested ways to engage youth in agriculture include expanding agribusinesses, easing access to land, developing markets for land rental, creating financial systems to benefit young entrepreneurs, and establishing extension programs and educational opportunities.

The Chicago Council, February 22, 2017.