We empower the rural economies with green entrepreneurial skills to enhancing natural resource and labor productivity, boosting poverty eradication, promoting occupational safety and health in agribusiness, increasing income opportunities and improving youth and women wellbeing in rural communities.
Young Agro-Green Africa Network (YAGANET) is a social business enterprise that works as a center for turning environmental challenges facing rural economies into descent employment opportunities for youth and women by creating safe and health rural green jobs. We empower the rural economies with green entrepreneurial skills to enhancing natural resource and labor productivity, boosting poverty eradication, promoting occupational safety and health in agribusiness, increasing income opportunities and improving youth and women wellbeing in rural communities.
YAGANET promotes grassroots youth and women socio-economic empowerment initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship skills and competencies that allows a functioning health generation that contribute to sustainable conservation of green ecosystems and economic transformation for improved livelihoods in Africa.
Creating environmentally safe and economically sustainable health youth and women led enterprises in Africa.
Promoting sustainable decent green employment, safety and health in agribusiness, resource and labor productivity, fostering poverty eradication and social inclusion among rural youth and women in Africa.
Why Young Agro-Green Africa Network;
With rural populations often depending directly on the environment and natural resources for their livelihoods, such as agriculture, forestry, mining and tourism. For example, some 410 million indigenous people and communities depend on forests for their livelihood, and more than 180 million people on fisheries, many in coastal and rural communities.
However, ecosystems and the services or benefits they provide, often referred to as 'natural capital', are increasingly threatened by excessive use of natural resources and their degradation, as well as environmental changes caused by climate change. Those rural communities that depend most on natural capital such as soil, forests, fish stocks and ecosystem services for their livelihoods, are often also poor and lack adequate knowledge, skills and social protection, and thus bear the highest costs of environmental degradation and climate change. Women are more likely to be affected by environmental degradation and climate change. Rural women and youth predominate among the poorest and are disproportionately concentrated in agriculture and some in tourism sectors which depend on natural resources and are often characterized by poor pay and other decent work challenges. The consequences are growing health risks to rural livelihoods, declining productivity, poverty and insecurity, conflicts over access to resources and rural to urban migration among youths.
To address these challenges, it is important to develop health climate smart interventions aimed at empowering rural youth and women towards preserving, restoring and enhancing the quality of the environment across African rural areas by creating safe and descent jobs while improving rural livelihoods. One among YAGANET intervention is to create a safe and health descent Eco-green jobs; jobs that are safe, attractive and generate good returns and income, and that reduce consumption of energy, raw materials and natural resources, reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, minimize the production of waste and pollution, protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, and help adapt to climate change.
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