To create opportunities for youth the G7 expressed their will to support G5 Sahel countries in identifying challenges that impede the development of a sustainable rural economy and decent job creation. Building on this, opportunities for decent job creation can be enhanced by investing in a variety of areas including secure land tenure and equitable access to land for young people, strengthening support for family farmers, support young agriprenuers and micro small and medium enterprise development.
Regarding building capabilities, attention will also be given to national education, agricultural and rural training strategies particularly to achieve extensive scale skills development and establish training programmes that match employment opportunities and youth aspirations.
In addition, the G7 announced to support the diversification of livelihoods and promoting short term labour opportunities as well as supporting policies and practices ensuring a safe working environment. Another field to look at are nutrition services and multi-sectoral approaches that affect them. These interventions will be alongside encouraging policies and programs that create conducive conditions for young smallholder producers to gain the skills, technologies, financial and social protection instruments they need to be more competitive and earn incomes that improve their perceptions of agricultural and livestock professions.