To understand the main drivers and influences of the behavior, income, and activities of young people, the MasterCard Foundation recently published the following report: Invisible Lives: Understanding Youth Livelihoods in Ghana and Uganda. It documents a trend Coffee Kids has observed in various coffee growing communities: how rural young people pursue “mixed livelihoods” to generate income, combining temporary and seasonal work in the informal and formal sectors by working for themselves and others.
Understanding trends in youth livelihoods in agricultural communities is essential knowledge for implementing successful and sustainable solutions to youth abandonment of coffee growing. Below are the five key takeaways from the report. You can read it in full here.