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Growing A Future: Liberian Youth Reflect on Agriculture Livelihoods

Mercy Corps
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Evaluations and Research

Over the next few decades, agriculture will continue to be the dominant sector of employment and a vital source of labor for most young people in Africa. Harnessing youth’s potential to participate meaningfully in their food systems, from production to plate, has the potential to increase their productivity and revenues, as well as ensure the resilience and food security of their households.

This research, conducted by Mercy Corps with funding from the TOPS Small Grant program, allows us to gain a better understanding of the roles youth play, or could potentially play, in the agricultural development of Liberia, and provides concrete recommendations on how to better engage youth within our agriculture programming.