Young Professional for Agricultural Development
One in five youths, or 125 million, are working but live in extreme poverty (on less than US$1/day). 70 percent of the world's poor (youth) live in rural areas with agriculture as main source of income and employment. Youth make up 40% of the world's unemployed in 2013. A new study – the first of its kind - on Youth and Agriculture in the Drylands: Realities, Viewpoints, Aspirations and Challenges of Rural Youth, commissioned by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems and the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) was recently completed and its results will be published shortly.