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Small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change

Felicity Proctor, Valerio Lucchesi

Report/paper, 98 pages

This is the second in a series of papers from the Hivos/IIED Knowledge Programme Small Producer Agency in the Globalised Market. The paper focuses on developing and emerging economy regions of the world, providing an overview of trends in small-scale farming and agrifood markets, demographic changes and trends in employment – particularly that of youth. It reflects on the aspirations of rural youth and identifies some of the drivers and innovations that have engaged youth in agriculture – and which might help to inform and shape the future. It identifies some emerging policy implications that address small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid change, including knowledge gaps which, if filled, could better inform the debate on the future of small-scale agriculture and on who will be the next generation of farmers.

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Proctor, F.J. and V. Lucchesi (2012)'Small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change', IIED, London.

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What are the strategies and constraints of small-scale producers in an era of globalisation? This project provides insights that can help in designing better policies and business interventions to support them.

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