Query: subjects: "Agriculture and Rural Development"
|Title||Small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change|
|Authors||F. Proctor, V. Lucchesi|
|Organisations||Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, IIED - International Institute for Environment and Development|
|Subject||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Keywords||agriculture, markets, rural development, youth|
|Abstract||This paper focuses on developing and emerging economy regions of the world, providing an overview of trends in small-scale farming and agrifood markets, demographic changes and trends in employment – particularly that of youth. It reflects on the aspirations of rural youth and identifies some of the drivers and innovations that have engaged youth in agriculture – and which might help to inform and shape the future. It identifies some emerging policy implications that address small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid change, including knowledge gaps which, if filled, could better inform the debate on the future of small-scale agriculture and on who will be the next generation of farmers.|
|Rights||© 2012 Hivos|