78% of Uganda’s entire population is under the age of 35 with 89% of available jobs being in agriculture. There is however a low engagement of youth in the agriculture industry, there are a number of parallel projects that do not interact and an overall disconnect between the urban and rural education system and resulting job opportunities. Most of the population in Uganda is concentrated in the central and southern parts of the country with the urban population making up 16.8% of the total population. JDE Common Grounds has found that in most cases no matter the background, location, how educated or higher up in society they are, most of the youth are aware and subject to similar challenges. Most youth will struggle to find a job and make a successful living due to some key challenges that are present countrywide. In this program we are addressing some of these challenges.
The project aims to create 1,000 youth jobs in agriculture in Uganda.