Toward a model of promoting youth development in the Caribbean through agriculture investment

Nicole Sheree Webster, Wayne Ganpat, Charlene Chester

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Abstract

For young people to be fully vested in society, they must be given the resources to become empowered for productivity. A model for engagement based on an analysis of a selection of youth agricultural programs with emphasis on those living in developing nations is presented. The model takes into account the social, cultural, ethnic, and resource diversity in the Caribbean region and argues that a flexible, rather than a fixed model is more contextually appropriate. After a review of select youth programs in the Caribbean and Africa, we offer a model with components that compliments particular circumstances within a country and would allow for flexible implementation. From this perspective, the face and, more importantly, the engagement of youth in Caribbean society can be significantly enhanced if these young people are supported by appropriate interventions that allow them to fully engage in the agricultural sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-374
Number of pages9
JournalVulnerable Children and Youth Studies
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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agriculture
youth program
Developing Countries
Caribbean Region
agricultural sector
resources
productivity
Society

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  • Health(social science)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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In: Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.12.2013, p. 366-374.

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