The CTA Youth Strategy Synthesis 2013-2017
With 70 per cent of Africa’s young population living in rural areas and more than 50 per cent of the ACP population below the age of 30, involvement of young people in agriculture is crucial if the sector is to develop and modernise. With this in mind, CTA has been supporting youth engagement in agriculture for more than 15 years. Its youth strategy is a first attempt to bring these efforts into a comprehensive policy. Under a common theme of building capacity, the strategy sets out four objectives: promoting policies on youth in agriculture; encouraging youth engagement in value chains; exploring increased use of ICTs by young people; and supporting young professionals in agricultural sciences and innovation.