Unleashing the power of young agripreneurs
Young people aged 15-24 make up 16% of the world’s population, and in Africa south of the Sahara, half the population is under 25. Agriculture remains the single most important source of income and employment for people throughout the developing world. But many young people view the sector as devoid of prospects, lacking in opportunities to make a decent living and provide for their families, and with limited potential as a worthwhile career choice. Promoting and sustaining agripreneurship offers an opportunity to change those perceptions.