Youth make up 40% of the world’s unemployed, with 74.2 million young people seeking work. Meanwhile rural depopulation is on the rise and agriculture is characterised by an increasingly ageing workforce. Yet young people are not motivated to take up agriculture as it is seen as tough work for no pay. Watch how SNV are working with them to change this!

Employment and economic inclusion for young people drives innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity in developing countries and is essential to secure sufficient food for a growing population. SNV's answer to the challenges facing young people is Opportunities for Youth Employment, a solution matching market needs and business opportunities to customised training and enterprise programmes for young people. 


Roy van der Drift

Youth Employment Coordinator