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OPEC bulletin 11/17

The rural youth of today

Gilbert F Houngbo*

(pictured l),

the recently appointed President

of the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD),

is a passionate advocate of

rural youth, having been born

and raised in rural Togo. Amid

a busy schedule of meetings at

IFAD’s headquarters in Rome —

and having only just returned

from mission in Ethiopia — he

spoke with the

OFID Quarterly

about the challenges of food

security, making agriculture a

more attractive sector for young

people, and more ...

Interview by Steve Hughes

IFAD