Attracting young people to farming

How can young people be attracted to agriculture?  - FAO/Simon Maina

How can young people be attracted to agriculture?
© FAO/Simon Maina

In Kenya, the average age of a farmer is 57 years and few young people are interested in making a business in farming. Some farming activities can be more attractive to the young; mushroom farming and beekeeping need less labour than more traditional crops, and can earn good income. But even these may not be attractive enough to pull in many young entrepreneurs. Geoffrey Onditi investigates the challenge that countries like Kenya face in ensuring they have a farming future, which will be so important to food production in the coming years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
Kenya
Duration:
4'51"
Date published:
April 2012
 
 
 

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