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Youth are changing the story in African agriculture

POSTED October 23, 2018

Youth are changing the story in African agriculture

New breed of young farmers shows working on a farm is still profitable

Youth tends garden

Climate change, coupled with difficulties securing loans, is sending many African youth to cities for work, rather than farming in their rural communities. But some youth are making it work and doing well, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation report.

“You have to link (farming) with entrepreneurship and real numbers,” Dieudonne Twahirwa (not pictured), who bought a tomato farm for $150 six years ago, and is now cultivating his fourth farm, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we’re working with youth to in Ghana to help them save and loan money within their community so they can start a business in their own rural community. Stay tuned for more about that story next week.

In the meantime, you can help young people gain the skills they need to start a business through our gift catalogue.

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