There are ongoing talks about the need to create jobs through agriculture and related activities, with about 60 per cent of the country’s population still engaged in the sector.
Indeed, the current government’s growth agenda, since it assumed office, has been centred on agriculture to lead the effort towards economic recovery.
It has outlined initiatives such as the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFFJ) programme to improve productivity and create more jobs for the youth.
Most of the youth who are outside the agricultural sector are forced to migrate to the cities in search of work. This highlights the need to develop more innovative mechanisms, especially in the rural economy that boost employment opportunities in the agric sector.
The Daily Graphic asks the question: How can we attract the youth into agriculture?