Youth Engagement in Agricultural Value Chains across Feed the Future: A Synthesis Report

Youth Engagement in Agricultural Value Chains across Feed the Future: A Synthesis Report

The report assessed 13 FtF programs, carried out field visits to four countries and held Focus Group Discussions with 384 youth aged 10-40. The bulk of the report is derived from the four country site visits. The key objective of the assessment was to determine what specific agriculture value chain activities have the capacity to absorb youth and transform their futures. It seeks to understand how youth can most effectively be mainstreamed into the agriculture sector in line with USAID's 2012 Youth in Development Policy. In each country the assessment team asked "what innovative approaches and entry points have resulted in improvements in youth skills and opportunities; has youth engagement in agriculture filled unmet needs; and have upgrades in specific value chains opened new opportunities for youth employment and engagement?

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