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Where are the youth in agriculture?

The statistics

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the global youth unemployment rate reached 13.1% in 2013. Looking at age groups, we can see that, in the 15-24 years old range, global youth unemployment in 2013 reached 74.5 million people, with more than 700,000 compared to 2012. All these tell us that 37.1 million fewer youth people were employed in 2013 compared to 2007. Continue reading “Where are the youth in agriculture?”

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Food Politics & Policies in a time of Food Uncertainty

On April 27th I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Annual Oxford Global Food Security Conference. Organized by the Oxford Global Food Security Forum, which is a student-led group interested in bringing together research on food security from across all disciplines and sponsored by the Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food and St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, the conference brought together a small, dedicated group of researchers  that lit up the room. Continue reading “Food Politics & Policies in a time of Food Uncertainty”