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"Fully 38% of smallholder farmers are youth aged 16-34 years, according to a Comparative Analysis of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania conducted by AFA with Nathan Associates." 1/
"Young people are technologically engaged, but they need help migrating from the subsistence-style farming of their parents to a more productive approach to farming as a business." /2
"The review showed that young farmers face tighter time constraints than older adults and have greater difficulty accessing land, financing, practical skills, markets, inputs, and input-specific extension services." /3
"There are strategic opportunities for youth in agriculture w/rising education levels, preferences are shifting toward the production of high-value commodities that can be raised on minimal land, such as horticultural crops, poultry, rabbits, honey, zero-grazing dairy products"/4
"The young generation of smallholders wants to be connected, use technology to enhance productivity and profits; e.g accessing digital services to find best market prices, keep records, get information on new farming practices, technologies, or forms of pest or disease control"/5
Digital platforms that bundle services improve efficiencies, scale and impact /6
Source :

Creating Impact and Scale For Young Farmers – What We’ve Learned

Digital solutions work for youth in agriculture. They are cost effective and can empower young farmers at scale, for impacts, and on their own terms.

Learnings from AFA’s research and experience offer these recommendations: /7
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