It’s not surprising that rural youth around the world don’t want to follow well-worn paths into low-return, subsistence agriculture.
You know the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime?” Well during the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Conference in March of this year, I came across this idea as it applies to matching youth with adult mentors.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is recognized as a paradigm shift for international programs.
Oil and water? Seemingly, that’s how youth and agriculture programs have evolved—as separate entities that resist being mixed together. The resistance comes from both sides.
Creation, curation, connection, and community… These four “C” words are deeply valued by people in Generation C, a powerful new force in culture and commerce.
Many demand-driven training organizations are asking themselves how to improve their screening processes, tools, or staff expertise.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is both a philosophy and an approach. It is a way of understanding young people that helps guide the design of youth-serving programs and the creation of youth opportunities.
Since 2012, Making Cents has supported the USAID MARKETS II project team in addressing food insecurity in Northern Nigeria by improving the farming practices of more than 800,000 rural farmers in the region.
Historically, cities have been drivers of economic growth and have served as a magnet for investment and migration. However, today, many cities struggle to absorb, provide services to, and harness the power of their rapidly growing populations.