Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 35 – Youth in Food. Opportunities for education and employment

This issue of Urban Agriculture Magazine explores challenges and solutions raised by migration pressures with a focus on youth employment in city region food systems. We have articles from Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States, and from small to mega-cities, urban, periurban and rural spaces. This collection explores opportunities for and barriers to youth employment along the entire food system.

Also available in Portuguese.


  1. Youth, Employment and Migration: Urban opportunities, with a focus on Africa

  2. The Eclectic Relation Between Jobs, Skills and Youth Migration

  3. Youth Employment in Agriculture through Business Development and Education in Liberia and Mali

  4. Community Food Works for Newcomer Settlement: Using food as a tool for settlement, integration and employment in Toronto

  5. Utilising Rooftop Farming to Teach Job Skills in Oslo

  6. One Woman’s Quest to Train Urban Farmers in Uganda

  7. The Garden that Turned a ‘Red’ Zone Green in Haiti

  8. Catbalogan City: The Samar Centre of Agripreneurs in the Philippines

  9. Youth Corp: Growing food and farming literacy in Chicago

  10. Fostering Community and Supporting Employment through Urban Agriculture in Ontario, Canada

  11. Empowering Young Potential Change-Makers in Tanzania, Peru and Indonesia

  12. Urban Agriculture and Youth Employment in Quito

  13. Preparing Youth for a Challenging Future in Brazil

  14. Youth Out-migration and Opportunities for Periurban Agriculture: Lessons from China and Nepal

  15. Cultivating Young Agriculturalists in Kenema, Sierra Leone

  16. “In order to be someone, I have to leave the farm”: Valuing rural youth decisions to continue traditional production in Brazil

  17. Agricultural Cooperatives in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda: A means for youth to a future in agriculture?

  18. Resources

  19. Growing Food in the Cities: Successes and new opportunities



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