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Youth in Agriculture

There is great potential for employment growth in the agricultural sector.  But, we face a big problem: How to make agriculture attractive to young people.   Evidence suggests that most young people are not attracted to agriculture and to the rural areas.  A farmer has to work hard, and in almost every case, settle for very low incomes, living in poor conditions with little infrastructure and little prospect of improving their livelihoods.  The anecdotal evidence suggests that most young people do not find this lifestyle attractive, and leave in search of something different.  The graph below shows how sizeable this phenomenon is of young people abandoning opportunities in the agriculture sector.   Source: Census 2015.  These are smoothed ratios standardised for each age.   This graph shows (smoothed) ratios of the number of residents in Dili compared to other municipalities. If the age distribution was the same in both groups, the li

Juventude iha Agrikultura

Iha potensia boot ba kresimentu empregu iha setór agrikultura.  Maibé, ita hasoru dezafiu boot ida:   Oinsá atu halo agrikultura atrativu ba foinsa’e sira.  Evidensia hatudu katak joven barak mak laiha interese ba agrikultura no ba area rurál sira.  Agrikultór ida tenke servisu maka’as, no iha kuaze kazu hotu, moris ho rendimentu ne’ebé kiik, hela iha kondisaun ne’ebé ladiak ho infra-estrutura ne’ebé mínimu no iha prospetu kiik tebes atu hadia sira-nia moris. Evidénsia anedótika hatudu katak joven barak mak la haree katak istilu moris ida hanesan ne’e atrativu ba sira, no abandona area ne’e hodi buka fali buat seluk ida.  Gráfiku iha okos ne’e hatudu oinsá fenómena boot hosi foinsa’e sira abandona oportunidade iha setór agrikultura.                                                                                       Fontes: Sensus 2015.  Iha leten ne’e mak razão suavizada estandarizadu ida ba kada idade. Gráfika ne’e hatudu razaun / ratio (suavizada) hosi númeru rezidente sir

The Youth Bulge in Timor-Leste

Some interesting facts to get your attention.  According to the most recent National Census data: ·         37% of the working-age population of Timor-Leste is aged between 15 & 24.  This percentage is among the highest in the world. ·         Every year around 30,000 young people complete their education, with most of these looking to enter the workforce in some form. ·         The vast majority of these young people do not end up in formal employment - some will become fulltime parents or carers, many will work in rural areas on the family land, others will find other forms of informal employment, and some will spend a long time looking for work with no success.  There is a big challenge of unemployment and underemployment amongst youth and young adults in Timor-Leste. ·         Our best estimate is that the unemployment rate among 15-24 years old looking for work is around 33% - one person in 3 in that age group cannot find work of any form.  Earlier in 2021, the Monas

Kresimentu juventude iha Timor-Leste

  Faktu interesante balu ne’ebé presiza hetan ita boot nia atensaun. Tuir dadus Sensus Nasionál ikus nian katak:           37% husi total populasaun Timor iha idade ativu (katak bele servisu), ho idade entre 15 no 24. Persentajem ida ne’e konsideradu boot liu kompara ho nasaun seluk iha mundu           Kada tinan, kuaze joven na ’in 30,000 resin maka kompleta sira-nia estudu, ne’ebé maioria buka forma oin-oin hodi bele tama ba forsa-de- traballu.           Maioria husi Joven hirak ne ’e la konsege hetan empregu formal – balu sei sai inan-aman ka sai kuidador, barak mak sei servisu iha área rurál iha rai família nian, seluk sei buka forma empregu informal sira seluk, no balun mak sei gasta tempu naruk hodi buka servisu ne’ ebé dalabarak lahó susesu. Iha dezafiu boot konaba dezempregu no menus-empregu entre joven (idade entre 15 to’o 24) no joven adultu (idade entre 18 to’o 24) sira iha Timor-Leste.                 Ami nia estimativu di ’ak liu katak taxa dezempregu entre idade 15 no 2