Enhancing Enabling Environment to Increase Youth Participation in Agriculture in Tanzania: District Level.

    Local Government Authorities must take special initiatives to address challenges that limit youth participation in agriculture sector so as to reduce youth unemployment in Tanzania as stipulated in national policies that require enabling environment for increased youth participation in agribusiness value chains. Districts need to take advantage of existing programs such as HEIFER International’s East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP), which seeks, among others, to catalyze youth participation and inclusion in economic activities, particularly in agriculture sector. To start with, target districts in Tanzania are Iringa Rural, Kilolo, Mufindi, Mafinga Town Council, Njombe Town Council, Njombe District Council Wanging’ombe, Rungwe, Busekelo, and Mbozi.

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