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Engaging Youth in Inclusive Market Development (Event Resources)

Many developing countries today are faced with a growing youth population who want to engage in markets but remain unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, efforts to develop economies through more inclusive and competitive markets are not engaging youth in this process, creating a disconnect between the growing opportunities and the young people without the qualifications to fill them.

What Kinds of Agricultural Strategies Lead to Broad-Based Growth? - Implications for Feed the Future Agricultural Programming

This presentation, made by T.S. Jayne and Duncan Boughton of Michigan State University to the USAID Bureau for Food Security, affirms the necessity of focusing on smallholder farmers to achieve broad-based, equitable economic growth. This strategy, they advocate, must be based on increasing assets among smallholder farmers and improving the productivity of those assets. The presentation concludes with a series of recommendations about the strategies that will best support this process. 

Market-based approaches to nutrition improvement and food security and linkages to agriculture: TechnoServe’s Evolving Strategy

This presentation by TechnoServe presents the organization's strategy for improving nutrition through its work with the private sector. Five strategies are outlined: nutritional reviews, food fortification, commercialization of nutritious food, crop diversification, and encouraging embedded nutritional services by value chain actors. The presentation briefly examples two examples of how this strategy could be applied.