Agroforestry: An Opportunity for Youth and Drylands

24 Jun 2021

On the one hand, we have drylands. They constitute 60% of the African continent and, against common misconceptions, hold immense potential to sustain thriving and productive agricultural practices, including – but not limited to – agroforestry. On the other hand, we have youth. Young people are dynamic and innovative; have a high uptake of technological know-how; and are passionate, perseverant, and most of all, courageous.

During this Youth Daily Show, we explore the opportunities that agroforestry can bring to Africa’s drylands – not only as a sustainable food system, but also as an opportunity for youth employment and the achievement of food security for present and future generations. We hear from amazing young professionals from across the African continent, who share their experience with, and innovations for, dryland agroforestry.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Africa, agroforestry, drylands, green growth, green jobs, innovation, livelihoods, youth, youth unemployment

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

  • The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA)

  • Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)