Cooperatives and Producer Organizations Working for Rural Youth

  • Date Posted: October 10, 2013
  • Authors: Charlotte Goemans
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Multilateral Organization

"What do ambitious rural young people really need?" was a question addressed under the Gender track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The answer: An ear, a hand, and a heart provided by a mentor or coach and membership in supportive producer groups. Learn about the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s economic opportunity projects in Africa and Asia that are helping to give a leg up to girls and young women, as well as to boys and young men, who are running MSMEs or members of producer groups and cooperatives.

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