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Research Series Issue 53: Youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
December 2019

This study examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities in various African countries.

It documents evidence on the evolving dynamics in land distribution and ownership patterns, the effect of land access on youth livelihood choices and development of rental and sales market in the region. 

Overall, the analysis suggests that policy actions promoting access to land and security of tenure will significantly shape young people’s engagement in farming and livelihood options. 

Policies to promote youth access to land and security of tenure are not necessarily intended to keep youth permanently engaged in farming but rather to stimulate dynamic agricultural productivity growth.


F. Kwame Yeboah, T.S. Jayne, M. Muyanga, J. Chamberlin


Land, Youth