FCI targets alternative sources of livelihoods for the youth thus contributing directly to job creation, crime and poverty reduction in South Africa

 

Programme Summary

FCI plans to undertake commercialization, market opportunities, and youth employment analysis, women integration in agri-business as well as value chain assessments in Limpopo, Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape in South Africa. This analysis will form the basis for commercialization and market development targeting rural communities and innovatively drawing youth and women into market-led production and agribusiness opportunities. 

The goal of this intervention is to increase market participation of smallholder farmers which encompass youth participation programmes in agriculture and trade, thus enhancing sustainability and profitability of smallholder agro-enterprises. We realize that the future of agriculture needs to harness the skills of the youth in an integrated approach with other farmers to ensure that the future of agriculture is secure.

This intervention will be critical especially for the South Africa youth because, Africa Development Indicators Report on youth employment indicates that today’s world population counts an estimated 1.2 billion people at the ages of 15 to 24 years, an increase of 17% compared to 1995, or 18% of the world population. In view of the high unemployment and crime rates among the youth in South Africa, FCI interventions intend to create alternative sources of livelihoods thereby contributing directly into job creation, crime and poverty reduction. This can be achieved, and will be achieved!

Highlights

FCI plans to undertake commercialization, market opportunities, and youth employment analysis, women integration in agri-business as well as value chain assessments in Limpopo, Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape in South Africa. This analysis will form the basis for commercialization and market development targeting rural communities and innovatively drawing youth and women into market-led production and agribusiness opportunities. 

The goal of this intervention is to increase market participation of smallholder farmers which encompass youth participation programmes in agricultural trade, thus enhancing sustainability and profitability of smallholder agro-enterprises. We realize that the future of agriculture needs to harness the skills of the youths in an integrated approach with other farmers to ensure that the future of agriculture is secure.

This intervention will be critical especially for the South Africa youth because, Africa Development Indicators Report on youth employment indicates that today’s world population counts an estimated 1.2 billion people at the ages of 15 to 24 years, an increase of 17% compared to 1995, or 18% of the world population. About 87% of these young people live in countries with developing economies. In Africa, 200 million people are in this range, comprising more than 20% of the population (United Nations 2007). In view of the high unemployment and crime rates among the youth in South Africa, FCI interventions intend to create alternative sources of livelihoods thereby contributing directly into job creation, crime and poverty reduction. This can be achieved, and will be achieved!

 

 

 

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22nd January '15

SeFaMaCo Launch

Farm Concern International finally launches a 5 year programme programme that focuses on the Sweet potato and banana value chains in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. 
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29 January '15

COMAP Launch

FCI with support from Tear Fund will launch CoMAP project in Marsabit Sub-County. Participants will include Marsabit County government representatives, development and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries.
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FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond