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Can Agriculture Solve Youth Unemployment?

By Gabriel Osei Junior

Youth unemployment is one of the most acute problems affecting developing countries. A lack of basic education ranks high among the reasons for this problem. However, youth unemployment is compounded by the fact that a large portion of the population in developing countries tends to be youth. The formal economy is unable to create enough employment opportunities to absorb this constant supply of labor-seeking youth. Whatever the solution[s] to this multilevel problem, a great deal of coordination and deft thinking will be required to attract gadget loving and efficiency prone young people into the agricultural sector.

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Barimayena is farming community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region that has benefitted immensely from the National Service Scheme. It was in this remote community that a young volunteer initiated a journey that promised to leave footprints in the sands of the history of the community..