Africa’s Agriculture Needs Young Blood, Says Report

BBC (October 9th, 2015) Modernising Africa’s agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report has suggested. The findings were outlined in the 2015 African Agriculture Status Report. Despite the dominance of agriculture in many economies, outdated land-tenure systems and poor access to finance deter new entrants to farming, it said. The call for action was presented at the African Green Revolution Forum, which is being held in Zambia.