Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97125
Authors: 
Sumberg, James
Anyidoho, Nana Akua
Chasukwa, Michael
Chinsinga, Blessings
Leavy, Jennifer
Tadele, Getnet
Whitfield, Stephen
Yaro, Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/080
Abstract: 
This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people's unemployment in Africa through agriculture. Using notions of transitions and mobilities we set out a transformative work and opportunity space framework that privileges difference and diversity among work opportunities, rural areas and young people. We argue that policy and programmes that seek to engage young people with agriculture must be more realistic, rooted in more context-specific economic and social analysis, and appreciative of the variety of ways that rural men and women use agriculture to serve their needs and interests.
Subjects: 
young people
transformation
agriculture
entrepreneurialism
JEL: 
J13
N57
O13
Q18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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