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NEPAD and FAO launch rural youth project at the 11th CAADP Platform

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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations(FAO), today launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the development of rural enterprises in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness along strategic value chains. The USD$ 4 million project is funded by the African Solidarity Trust Fund.

Speaking at the signing ceremony for the project, NEPAD's chief executive officer, Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, lauded this partnership. “The collaboration between NEPAD and FAO will go a long way in ensuring that the youth, Africa’s future, are not forgotten. It is by creating an economic environment that stimulates initiatives - particularly by conducting transparent and foreseeable policies - and at the same time by regulating the market in order to deal with market failures that we will attain results and impact through the new thrust given to our farmers, entrepreneurs and youth.”

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