Improving Youth Employment Opportunities along Maize Value Chain

Improving Youth Employment Opportunities along Maize Value Chain

Issue 35: The analysis is based on national survey data and information extracted from published reports to provide insights on sections of the maize value chain with potential for youth employment and where high gross margins may be leveraged. The findings reveal that employment effects are high at primary production level in the maize value chain, but profit margins are low. Therefore the brief recommends increasing productivity at farm level, and promoting youth enterprise development associations through which primary maize production activities can be clustered together with wholesale maize grain trading and milling where profit margins are high. This is likely to enhance the capacity for youth employment in agriculture.

Date: 2013-09-21

Author: Swaibu Mbowa, Gemma Ahaibwe & Musa Lwanga Mayanja

File Name: policybrief35.pdf
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Created Date: 09-21-2013
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