The youth advantage: engaging young people in green growth

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) released its latest report on the transformation of rural areas, renewing its commitment to empower young people in developing countries as agents of change. The report, The Youth Advantage: Engaging young people in green growth, shows that enabling access to land and other natural resources is fundamental to the success of young women and men working in agriculture. According to the report, the scarcity of farmland available to youth is increasingly under threat from climate change, making long-term commitments to agricultural even less appealing to them. In addition, young people in rural areas face other challenges, including a lack of vocational training, Internet connectivity and productive technologies.