Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for boosting decent jobs for youth in the agrifood system: youth financial inclusion

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Over 13percent of youth are unemployed and a much bigger share (40.7 percent) are neither in employment, education or training (NEET), which is inflated by 31 percent of youth engaging exclusively in subsistence agriculture, most of which are not studying and are not considered economically active (UBOS, 2018)

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) through its ICA for boosting decent jobs for youth in the agrifood system, committed to strengthen the programmatic response around youth employment in agriculture in Uganda. FAO fostered a multi-sectoral and youth-inclusive approach for policy making and programming.

The Brief presents key lessons derived from the project’s experience, including the importance of enhancing youth financial literacy and their awareness of the available offer of financial services, as well as the need to introduce innovations aimed at adapting the offer of local financial services to youth’s specific needs.