Should I Stay or Should I Go: Can Youth Migration Be an Asset Rather than a Liability in the Senegal Groundnut Basin?
Event Date: Sep 22, 2021
Time: 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GMT -4)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab
In a survey of more than 1,100 households in the Senegalese Groundnut Basin, researchers explore how young adults in rural areas are facing challenges like climate change, land degradation, and land tenure insecurity that will shape the role that agriculture plays in their future livelihood strategies. Specifically, they explore how out-migration impacts the lives of young people and the communities they leave behind.
A recent Research Brief -- Generation and Gender Differences in Groundnut Productivity in the Senegalese Groundnut Basin -- describes the findings.
An accompanying Policy Brief -- Groundnut Production Constraints and Opportunities for Young Adults in the Senegalese Groundnut Basin -- delves specifically into the constraints young people face and what's it means for out-migration.