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close this bookPopulation, Employment and Income (FAO)
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View the documentActivity no. 1 - What I will do as an adult
View the documentActivity no. 2 - What is my community like?
View the documentActivity no. 3 - What can we do to improve our standard of living?

Basic concepts

· When the amount of agricultural land is limited, the number of people needed to work the land is also limited. Rapid increases in population can result in an over-supply of labour.

· Income from agricultural land can he increased by increasing the amount of land being farmed or by improving the way the land is used. When the amount of land is limited, only the second method is possible.

· In rural areas where the amount of productive land is limited, small families usually have a better standard of living than large families.

· The lack of employment opportunities in rural areas, especially for young people, is leading to increases in rural-to-urban migration.

· Youth need to be aware of employment opportunities in rural areas, both farm and non-farm.