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dc.contributor.authorSumberg, James
dc.contributor.authorOkali, Christine
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-29T16:10:54Z
dc.date.available2013-10-29T16:10:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.citationSumberg,J. and Okali, C. (2013), 'Young People, Agriculture, and Transformation in Rural Africa:An “Opportunity Space” Approach', Innovations, vol. 8, iss.1-2, pp. 259-269.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/3150
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, both agriculture and young people have become increasingly prominent on African development agendas. Politicians, policymakers, and development professionals have confronted food price volatility, food insecurity, and the phenomenon of large-scale land grabs on the one hand, and the entrenched under- and unemployment among young people—the (youthful) human face of the phenomenon of jobless growth—on the other. It is perhaps not surprising that many have put two and two together, concluding that engagement in production agriculture (including crops, livestock, and fisheries) is an obvious (if not the obvious) opportunity through which to address the problem of limited economic opportunity for young people in rural areas. Associated with this view is the assumption that rural young people would be better off if they did not migrate to urban areas, thus avoiding exposure to risky and illegal behavior (sex, HIV/AIDS, drugs, crime) and potential entanglement in dangerous political activity.en_GB
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dc.publisherMIT Pressen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectAgricultureen_GB
dc.titleYoung People, Agriculture, and Transformation in Rural Africa: An “Opportunity Space” Approachen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.rights.holderMIT Pressen_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/itggen_GB
dc.identifier.teamKnowledge Technology and Societyen_GB


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