The basic option made, was to give a voice to young people in seven West African countries around their perception of family farming and life in the rural world and to confront it with that of farmers who could be their parents.
This research is based on these «words». It highlights the gap between what young people say and what adults say: this gap strongly reveals a lack of communication between generations and the weight of stereotypes and prejudices from which these young people suffer. For these two reasons, today’s rural youth are in reality not well known; therefore, it is not surprising that the answers given to them often fall short of their expectations and have little impact.
Read the first booklet, “West African rural youth’s views on their pathways.”
Read the second booklet, “Regards West African youth’s views on family farming.”