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Using Mixed Livelihood Lessons for Better Programming

In our work in East Africa, we often see the need to support informal jobs, entrepreneurship, and access to finance. Read insights from The MasterCard Foundation's new report on mixed livelihoods and some key lessons for program design. 

Why Agriculture Can Be a Solution for Youth Unemployment in Africa

One approach to Africa’s youth unemployment crisis is engaging more young people in the agricultural sector. After all, Africa holds half of the world’s uncultivated arable land, with agriculture set to create stable employment for eight million people by 2020. Greater investments in the agriculture value chain could potentially add an additional six million jobs.

Telling a New Story of Zimbabwe’s Youth

Fortune Sazola never thought she’d run a successful agribusiness until she enrolled in Zimbabwe:Works. Learn how the USAID, and now also DFID, funded program, helped Fortune and thousands of other youth chart a new course for the future.

Agricool: Making Farming Cool, Smart & Sexy

Laureate Global Fellow Cherrie Atilano is on a mission to encourage Filipino youth to launch agri-related enterprises. Learn about these young farmers and their products.