Policy highlights:

  • In many Sub-Saharan African countries youth employment in agriculture is limited. Yet, this sector is crucial for economic growth and food security; hence, interventions are required to promote youth employment in agriculture.
  • To promote youth employment in the agriculture, policymakers are advised to: 1) remove controls and restrictions on land rent and rental transactions; 2) pilot and scale up land transfer programmes; 3) provide social welfare for the retired to encourage the transfer of land to youth; 4) reform laws to counter customary biases against youth land rights; 5) accelerate the registration of land rights with allocations for youth; 6) increase transparency and efficiency in land transactions through decentralization and modernization; and 7) promote strong civil society institutions to improve advocacy.
Connected themes
Share this post

Related items

youth at work 2 pager
Youth @ Work: 5 pathways for change

How to address the African missing job crisis through green and digital jobs, while assuring that none is left behind? INCLUDE's recently published evidence synthesis paper series provides a number of potential solutions: they were discussed in the webinar series Youth@Work, from which we present five key insights.

Maya Turolla Profile
AERC Regional Policy Forum summary

The AERC hosted a virtual Regional Policy Forum on 28 March 2022. The forum brought together key stakeholders who play important roles in shaping new research findings, paving new policy directions, and initiating innovative practices in the areas of youth and employment.

Getting up to speed with inclusive development

The INCLUDE team’s reading list: March 2022 Every month we share with our readers a…

Identifying Economic Sectors to Create Employment for Youth in Africa: key findings from selected country cases

Growth Sectors for Youth Employment (GSYE) is an African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) collaborative research…

Getting up to speed with inclusive development

The INCLUDE team’s reading list: February 2022