Integrated approaches to empower young African women and men to take their place in a modernized agricultural sector are needed throughout the continent.
Innovative early stage ventures that potentially have a high social and environmental impact, but require less than €1 million in capital are the most difficult segment of the SME pipeline to reach. Yet their potential for growth is immense.
Skill gaps and effective pairing of education with labour market needs remain one of the most pressing obstacles for SME development in Africa.
Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with two-thirds of its labour force working on farms and at least another 15% in small rural enterprises.Can Africa’s rural economy create enough jobs for predominantly young job-seekers?