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Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development: South Africa Country Report

"Throughout much of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture is frequently viewed as central to efforts to foster development and reduce poverty. Key conceptual and policy issues accordingly raised in relation to agriculture...

Political Settlement Analysis of Employment Creation in Agriculture and Agro-industries in Nigeria

Agriculture in Nigeria has not generated significant results from the policy interventions instituted by various government regimes to improve its productivity and impact on the economy. The country continues to expend its limited foreign exchan...

The SADC EPA: How can the Agreement Contribute to Lesotho's Agriculture and Agro-processing Sector Development?

The EU–SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force in October 2016 and offers Lesotho a number of tariff preferences above competitor countries in the EU market. These preferences become more significant the more processed a product ...

The Potential of Agriculture and Land Reform to Generate Jobs

Extremely high levels of unemployment contribute to poverty and inequality, and are one of South Africa’s most intractable problems. Can the agricultural sector help to address the problem? And how can land reform be undertaken in a manner that cr...

Oranges and Labourers: The Potential for Job Creation in the Citrus Sub-sector of South Africa

Rural employment is a key policy issue in South Africa, yet the National Development Plan (NDP) of 2012 suggests that one million jobs can be created in agricultural production, processing and related activities. The plan suggests that more jobs c...

Agriculture, Land Reform and Jobs: Can South Africa make this Work?

The focus of this new CDE report is on the agricultural sector’s ability to generate growth and jobs within the current political and economic context. In particular, the report focuses on the effect the current land reform debate has had on criti...

The Growth Agenda: Making South Africa More Labour Intensive

On 13 June 2018 CDE hosted a roundtable discussion on the critical questions of why economic activity in South Africa is not more labour-intensive given the vast number of jobless adults. What prevents employers from making use of the energies of ...

The Apprenticeship Pathway: Preparing Kenyan Youth for Jobs in the Agriculture Sector

This infographic highlights the employment issues in the agricultural sector in Kenya with specific focus on the youth employment problem in Kenya. The establishment of an apprenticeship program to attract youth for this sector is recommended.

An Apprenticeship Policy Framework on Youth Employment Creation in Agriculture and Agro-processing in Kenya

Apprenticeship programmes facilitate a smooth transition from training to employment through the provision of early exposure to workplace realities and contextualized learning. However, despite their utility in combatting unemployment, apprentice...

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