I am young: agriculture is not for me.

The FARA Social Reporters Blog

Ask any young person, even in developing countries, what she or he thinks about agriculture and you will get the same answer: agriculture is not for me!  

These young, ambitious people have never looked at agriculture as a source of income and livelihoods.  It is hard to involve them in activities related to agriculture because they think it is meant for the old and does not make a good living. Even if they did want to enter into the profession, they would not have access to the land they need. These young people are instead dreaming of going to cities and towns and landing a big job, leaving the elderly to tend to crops.   Yet Africa has the highest number of youth in the whole world, and some of the most fertile soils – the two combined could be a force to promote agricultural development!   

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