Scaling-up youth employment in agriculture initiative

Planned project

The contribution will support the scaling-up of a successful youth (self)-employment initiative across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The use of a model combining well-targeted skills training, capacity building and support to enter formal and informal economies will enhance youth employment in agriculture. Building on Switzerland’s established relationship with SADC and its recognised technical and vocational training expertise, Switzerland plays a key role in facilitating this work at regional level.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern and Eastern Africa
Vocational training
Employment & economic development
Agriculture & food security
Vocational training
SME development
Agricultural services & market
01.07.2023 - 31.07.2030
CHF  16’000’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Other international or foreign NGO North


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    16’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0
Project phases

Phase 99 01.07.2023 - 31.07.2030   (Planned)

Phase 1 01.08.2018 - 31.10.2023   (Current phase)