Issue 65: Youth and ICTs
ILO & FAO Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools
Low income or agricultural production within households can place vulnerable children and youth at risk of food insecurity and exploitation. Greater investments in agriculture are needed for rural households to increase their income, food supply and employment opportunities. To achieve this, the Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division has developed the Junior Farmer Field and Life School (JFFLS) approach which is adapted to address these needs of vulnerable children and youth. The goal of the JFFLS is to empower vulnerable youth, and provide them with the livelihood options and gender-sensitive skills needed for long-term food security while reducing their vulnerability to destitution and risk coping strategies.