Bringing Young People Into the Agricultural Sector
There is a downward trend in the participation of young women and men in the agricultural sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. If this trend continues without being addressed, youth will potentially have limited opportunities to participate in this sector. Given that agriculture remains the main pillar of the economy, engaging young women and men in the sector and encouraging agribusiness is vital both for agriculture and economic growth as well as protecting and promoting Palestinian presence and control over their own land. This paper examines Oxfam’s work with young people in the OPT over the past two years as part of its Economic Justice Programme. The case study identifies several gaps or barriers to young people’s engagement in the agricultural sector.