Published by
IAPRI - Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute

Analysis providing an understanding of how the soybeans market system in Zambia functions, especially with a view to identifying opportunities for young people.

The resulting project is focused around the implementation of the Rural Youth Employment Programme (RYEP) - a programme formed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia with support from the International Labour Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The main focus of the programme is the promotion of decent jobs for youth (aged from 18 to 35 years according to the Zambia Youth Development Policy) and improved food security through rural enterprise development based on soybeans as one of the selected value chains.