Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Linking Youth Empowerment with Agricultural Production and Food Security

  • Orhan ÖzçatalbaşEmail author
  • Muhammad Imran
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The most important sector of any society is constituted by youth. The main source of manpower for socioeconomic development of a country is youth. The youth also play a role as a channel for the transmission of culture. The accurate definition of the youth is difficult. Throughout the last few decades of the twentieth century, a consensus definition of youth can’t be found. Friedman (1971) defines youth as a group of human beings who have reached the age of puberty but haven’t yet acquired the full rights and duties of life. In succeeding years, defining youth as an age group has found more supporters than other definition. However, the definition of youth by age varies (Leavy and Smith 2010), in some countries ranges from 12 to 35 years, yet in other countries as young as 8 years to beyond 35 years. United Nations (UN) defines youth as a group of people between 15 and 24 years, while African Union extends from 15 to 35 years. In addition to age, other defining...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of AgricultureAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Economics and Business ManagementUVAS Business School, University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesLahorePakistan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, RashtRashtIran