Youth are changing the story in African agriculture
New breed of young farmers shows working on a farm is still profitable
Climate change, coupled with difficulties securing loans, is sending many African youth to cities for work, rather than farming in their rural communities. But some youth are making it work and doing well, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation report.
“You have to link (farming) with entrepreneurship and real numbers,” Dieudonne Twahirwa (not pictured), who bought a tomato farm for $150 six years ago, and is now cultivating his fourth farm, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we’re working with youth to in Ghana to help them save and loan money within their community so they can start a business in their own rural community. Stay tuned for more about that story next week.
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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.