Discussion Paper on Perspectives of Rural Youth

FAKT Consult has developed and funded this paper to explore approaches and practices set out to  support young people in rural areas to become productive members of rural societies. We believe this includes enabling young people to create a livelihood and generate a decent income which does not harm, but is in harmony with their environmental, material and social environment. We understand this paper as a “discussion paper” that may include controversial theses, to which we are inviting feedback for further discussion and elaboration of this paper. We also invite readers to contribute case studies and descriptions of approaches that have proven to be effective in promoting youth perspectives in rural areas.