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    Training and Integrating Local People into the Workforce
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-03) UNCTAD; World Bank
    This note provides guidance on how to assist people from surrounding areas in gaining formal employment at the investment. Formal employment is a major expected benefit of agricultural investments. Yet investors experience difficulties in employing people from surrounding areasdue to gaps in skills and education. The inclusion of local people in the formal workforce is a key element of partnerships between local communities and investors. This inclusion can be facilitated by dedicated training programs and strategies to improve integration.
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    Empowering Women
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-03) UNCTAD; World Bank
    This note addresses practices for reducing gender inequalities and for empowering women to make a positive contribution to development through agricultural investments. Women make a crucial contribution to the agriculture sector and account for over 40 percent of agricultural labor in developing countries. However, they are frequently marginalized and their contributions under-acknowledged. Agricultural investments may perpetuate or accentuate gender inequalities if proactive gender policies are not adopted. There are significant economic and social gains to be had from closing the gender gap in agriculture. This note provides investors and governments with guidance on how to do so.
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    Participation of Youth
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-03) UNCTAD; World Bank
    This note provides examples that investors, civil society, and governments can follow to engage youth in participating in agriculture. Young people can be the driving force for the inclusive rural transformation needed to address the many challenges posed by growing populations, urbanization, and youth unemployment. Yet, many young people are frustrated by the lifestylesand opportunities available in rural areas. They face barriers to their participation in agriculture, including inadequate access to training, land, credit, and markets, and a lack of voice in the decision-making processes that affect their futures. Strategies are needed to better engage youth in the agriculture sector.