Since 2011, FAO implements its Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for boosting decent jobs for youth in the agri-food system. The programme leverages a set of FAO's core functions, namely: policy and strategy advice, technical support and capacity development, knowledge generation, partnerships, as well as advocacy and communication. In-depth scoping exercises are conducted in the inception phase of the Programme to better tailor the interventions to country demands and capacity development needs.
The entire approach is geared towards sustainable policy change and places emphasis on strengthening the capacities of national institutions responsible for agriculture and labour to promote decent rural employment, including through private-public partnerships and multi-stakeholder mechanisms. Gender equality, decent work and environmental sustainability are mainstreamed as cross-cutting issues.