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Tackling youth unemployment through agriculture

April 17, 2024

Barbados is working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation to explore innovative solutions to help with youth unemployment.

This was one of the areas discussed during a recent courtesy call to Minister of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment Charles Griffith, by Assistant Director General of the FAO, Manuel Barange.

Mr. Barange in highlighting the global food security challenges and the efforts under way to address them, emphasised the critical role of youth in agriculture.

Mr. Griffith meanwhile, notes the collaboration between the Ministry and the FAO has paid off, citing the progress made with the Get Hire Programme.

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