The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

Rural youth constitute the majority of the youth population in many developing countries; most of them are engaged in subsistence farming and are increasingly turning their backs on small-scale agriculture. Yet, a growing local and regional demand for food in many parts of the developing world represents a unique untapped opportunity to advance towards the triple objectives of decent job creation for rural youth, food security and sustainable production.     

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Willem Olthof

Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 - Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition


Camilla Hagstrom

Deputy Head of Unit Migration, Employment




Alexandre Kolev

Head of the Social Cohesion Unit, OECD Development Centre