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Rural employment

At the high level conference ‘ONE WORLD - No Hunger’ held in Berlin on 27-28 April 2017, G20 representatives highlighted the critical importance of creating better prospects for young people in rural areas.

With 11 million youths expected to enter Africa’s labour market every year for the next decade, and with most living and working in rural areas, it is essential that the agriculture sector provides innovative employment opportunities for young people.

The MasterCard Foundation, 2017
SOURCE: The MasterCard Foundation, 2017

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.