Agripreneurship: Engaging young people in the agriculture sector in the Gaza Strip
This case study explores the new approach of ‘agripreneurship’ in Oxfam’s programmes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The approach aims to address the lack of interest in the agriculture sector of young women and men in Gaza – as it is viewed as ‘traditional and unattractive’ by young agronomists. The model was tested for the first time in the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave in the grip of a protracted conflict and suffering from a staggering 70% youth unemployment rate. The agripreneurship programme provided space for youth to make business decisions, control assets and further their personal development.
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