Africa’s rapid population growth of youth is increasingly becoming a key priority on the development agenda. The “youth bulge” poses challenges on the demand for employment and for food security. Looking at the cases of Mali, Kenya and Ghana, this quick scan study provides some new insights into the challenges of the agricultural sector, food security and youth unemployment. It also looks at the extent to which current policies and programs are addressing these issues with the aim of stimulating constructive dialogue and debate.

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