Agriculture provides the opportunities to address extreme poverty in Africa, where the proportion of people living below the poverty line, of less than US$1 a day, increased from 47.6 percent in 1985 to 59 percent in 2000. As a result, more and more people in Africa have limited access to food and other basic amenities such as potable water, minimum health care and education, effectively limiting the opportunities available to them. Poverty and nutritional status are closely linked. About 26 percent of the people in Africa – more than 200 million people, particularly women and children – are undernourished; this is a reflection of poverty. It deepens other aspects of poverty such as incapacity to work and resistance to disease. It also affects children’s mental development and educational achievements.
Agriculture is not limited to subsistence food crops and livestock production but includes crops grown for sale, such as tobacco, cotton and flowers. Most agricultural households rely to some extent on sale of agricultural products. Thus, access to markets, finance and supporting infrastructure are crucial.
which includes vegetables, fruits and cut flowers, has become a major
activity. It has grown to be the single largest category in world
agricultural trade, accounting for over 20 percent of such trade in
recent years. While in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), horticultural exports
now exceed US$2,000 million, this is only 4 percent of the global total.
Significant opportunities for expansion, therefore, exist in Africa to
boost employment as well as foreign currency earnings. Join Now.
" 250 TZS for Solar pump and Green house ‘’
Is a project challenge that desires to provide solution on youth unemployment through Agricultural sector in Tanzania.
This challenge requests you to rise fund for acquiring Solar pump and Green house for developing the 3 acres training farm in Movomero District Morogoro.
HOW TO INVOLVE?
Send ‘’ 250 TZS ‘’ or more to 0658 300300
for helping the collection of Solar pump and Green house.
The project challenge needs to involve 40,000 people to contribute for developing the training farm installed with tech set for irrigation.
BE THE FIRST.!
“250/= kwa Pampu Nishati Jua na Kipando”
Ni kampeni inayolenga kuleta ufumbuzi wa tatizo la ajira kwa vijana kupitia sekta ya kilimo hapa Tanzania.
Kampeni hii inakuomba kuchangia upatikanaji wa PAMPU NISHATI JUA na KIPANDO ili kusaidia uanzishwaji wa shamba darasa wilayani Mvomero-Morogoro ambapo vijana na wakulima wengine watajifunza mbinu mpya za kilimo bora.
NAMNA YA KUSHIRIKI:
Ili kuweza kushiriki kampeni hii tuma 250/= au zaidi kwenda namba 0658 300 300 ili kuwezesha kupata PAMPU NISHATI JUA na KIPANDO.
Kampeni hii inahusisha watu 40,000 kuchangia kwaajili ya kuanzisha shamba darasa litakalokuwa na teknolojia ya kisasa ya umwagiliaji.
Piga# 0657 029036 kwa maelezo zaidi kuhusu kampeni hii.
continues to be the engine of inclusive and accelerated economic growth,
development as well as livelihood security in Tanzania. The rural youth in the
region, however, is moving away from agriculture due to lack of basic
amenities, professional knowledge and inspirational pathways for their
employment security. It is very well appreciated and evident through the
successful business models of leading public and private sector organizations
as well as multi-national companies (for example IT sector) that youth is more
innovative, productive as well receptive and curious to engage in and
contribute to new technologies and advancements. On the contrary, in agriculture
sector, there has been a wide gap in youth’s energy and elderly people’s
experience, which is leading to ageing farming, slow pace of adoption of
new innovations and technologies, huge losses in technology dissemination and
delinking science with society and hence making farming non-remunerative,
non-resilient and unattractive for the youth.
The agriculture that attracts the youth will have to be profitable, competitive, and dynamic. These are the same characteristics needed for agriculture to deliver growth, to improve food security, and to preserve a fragile natural environment. With higher priority accorded to implementation of well-designed public investments in agriculture, continued progress on regulatory and policy reform, and attention to assure inclusion of young people in Africa’s agricultural renaissance, the sector’s handsome youth dividend can be collected and widely shared.
Our country needs to undergo youth mindset transformation to change their negative perceptions towards agriculture in a bid to attract more youths in agribusiness undertakings, a move that will curb the current unemployment challenge.
This can be done through provision of education to youth on entrepreneurship initiatives through trainings, workshops, media and making an easy access to capital through provision of loans with lower interest rates and grants to attract their effective involvement in the pliantly available agribusiness.
This stems from the fact that agriculture has continued and remains the only sector that has provided employment opportunities to 70 per cent of the population in the country, leaving only 30 per cent to be shared by other sectors of economy and the formal sector.
Activities like poultry keeping, dairy farming, training and advisory, agroforestry, fishery and cottage as well as agro-processing industries for agri based foods, are important avenues for youths to focus on essential sources of income and livelihood. Speaking at the launch of the Tanzania Youth in Agribusiness Forum (TYIAF) held in Morogoro recently, Prof Chen said despite the challenges youths face; they remain key drivers and ambassadors of agricultural sector transformation in the country."Youths have the greatest potential of changing agricultural business landscape not only in the country but also at the global level, they only need courage, determination and positive attitude towards embracing agricultural sector," said Prof Chen.
The solution to the problem of food insecurity as the population increases lies in our hands as Tanzanian youths. Some ways we can have a good start as successful agric-entrepreneur (Agroprenuer) is to do the following:
This is why “Youth Civic Engagement” is the motto of International Youth Day 2015.
The IYD 2015 campaign aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace.
At YPARD we want to encourage our members to show how young professionals take civic responsibilities through their agricultural practices, and how it benefits individuals, societies, and sustainable social and environmental development in general.
As a young agricultural professional: How do your agricultural-related activities contribute to create a positive impact on your local area or city? How do you support your peers, communities and societies through your involvement in agriculture? How could you play a stronger role for more youth civic engagement through your own specific activities?
In the run up to the International Youth Day on the 12th of August, 2015, YPARD joins the online campaign of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, led by the co-chairs, DESA and UNDP. This campaign will open up a space for young people to share their stories and ideas on civic engagement activities.
YPARD members will be able to share their message by:
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