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Youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
Sudáfrica
África
África occidental
África oriental
África Central
África austral
África subsahariana

This paper examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities using nationally representative and multi-year data from multiple African countries. We document evidence on the evolving dynamics in land distribution and ownership patterns, the effect of land access on youth livelihood choices and development of rental and sales market in the region.

The narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa: facts, myths and gaps

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
Sudáfrica
África
África occidental
África oriental
África Central
África austral
África subsahariana

A narrative on rural youth in Africa has continued to evolve in policy circles around the world. Much of it is driven by population statistics that point to an imminent youth bulge in Africa and concerns about a poor economic outlook (stagnation) for African productivity and growth. Fears of massive unemployment, social unrest and undesirable migration due to limited economic growth drive the bulk of the discourse. This is juxtaposed with the promise of a youth dividend for the continent, which is highlighted by some quarters of the policy debate.

Investing in rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
África
África septentrional
Asia central
Asia occidental
Europa

Countries of the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia (NEN) region face a myriad of social, economic and political challenges that have stalled their structural and rural transformation processes. This has had a detrimental impacton rural youth, who, as a result, face limited economic opportunities. The NEN region has the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Weak education systems are failing to provide youth, especially in rural areas, with the cognitive and non-cognitive skills they need to compete in a global economy.

The rural youth situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
América Latina y el Caribe

This article offers a general picture of the situation of rural youth in Latin America and the Caribbean(LAC). The population is described through its demographic dynamics, its socio-economiccharacteristics, the situation of priority groups (women and indigenous peoples) and subjects ofinterest for these particular population groups (use of IT, sexual and reproductive health, violence andsocial participation).

Investing in rural youth in the Asia and the Pacific region

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2019
América Latina y el Caribe

Thispaper characterizes the structural and rural transformation of the Asia and the Pacific region(APR), highlighting the implications for rural youth opportunities and challenges, and identifying andelaborating on the characteristics, opportunities and challenges related to rural youth inclusion. Nearly half of the population in Asia is urban, with the proportion projected to rise to 59 per cent by 2035.

VIVÊNCIA E APRENDENCIA: Trocando saberes e ressignificações sob a Paisagem de Buíque - PE.

Journal Articles & Books
Octubre, 2019
América Latina e Caribe
América do Sul
Brasil
Este trabalho visa apresentar um relato de experiência acerca da aula de campo vivenciada no  Município de Buíque.  A atividade surgiu a partir da disciplina eletiva  Educação do Campo, componente curricular do Curso de Licenciatura em Pedagogia da Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE).

Preliminary Report on Agricultural Census 2019

Reports & Research
Septiembre, 2019
Bangladesh

The Agriculture Census 2019, the sixth in its series, is an agricultural statistical venture of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Not only has Bangladesh recorded persistent economic growth of 7.86 to 8.13%, but it has also achieved a substantial reduction in poverty rate. Bangladesh retains a strong commitment to social cohesion and to a progressive development agenda. The accelerated economic growth in the country is a consequence of this socio-economic development particularly in regards to the growth of agriculture sector.

Assessment of Energy–Population–Urbanization Nexus with Changing Energy Industry Scenario in India

Peer-reviewed publication
Agosto, 2019
India

The demand for energy has been growing worldwide, especially in India partly due to the rapid population growth and urbanization of the country. To meet the ever-increasing energy requirement while maintaining an ecological balance is a challenging task. However, the energy industry-induced effect on population and urbanization has not been addressed before. Therefore, this study investigates the linkages between energy, population, and urbanization.

The private Mailo tenure system

Reports & Research
Marzo, 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Uganda

Mailo is a unique tenure system in central Uganda. It is divided into three parts: Kabaka’s Mailo, Official Mailo and Private Mailo. Private Mailo belongs to an individual, so-called landowner and it can be sold, subdivided or transmitted. Conflicts on private Mailo can occur between landowners & tenants, tenants & tenants, and landowners & landowners. A key challenge is that there is a lack of knowledge and transparency on land rights on both sides.

The private Mailo tenure system

Reports & Research
Marzo, 2019
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Uganda

Mailo is a unique tenure system in central Uganda. It is divided into three parts: Kabaka’s Mailo, Official Mailo and Private Mailo. Private Mailo belongs to an individual, so-called landowner and it can be sold, subdivided or transmitted. Conflicts on private Mailo can occur between landowners & tenants, tenants & tenants, and landowners & landowners. A key challenge is that there is a lack of knowledge and transparency on land rights on both sides.

The political economy of agricultural growth corridors in eastern Africa

Febrero, 2019

Growing commercial interests;population growth and conservation initiatives are increasing competition for land in Tanzania. At the same time;land-related conflicts are on the rise. These trends undermine livelihoods by threatening rural people’s access to land and tenure security. Women tend to be disproportionately affected as available land diminishes;disadvantaged by weak land rights and limited participation in decision-making processes.

Rural producer agency and agricultural value chains: What role for socio-legal empowerment?

Reports & Research
Enero, 2019
Global

Growing numbers of policies and programmes aim to integrate small-scale rural producers into agricultural value chains. But significant questions remain over how best to: recognise the possibly divergent visions, interests and constraints of various actors; address often substantial power imbalances; and ultimately promote agency among rural producers and their communities – that is, their ability to choose, act and influence realities around them.