DECISIONS AS DILEMMAS FOR SUSTAINABILITY: GREEN JOBS AND CAPACITY INEQUALITIES

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The green jobs constitute the largest labour markets in rural-urban Africa and possibly the rest of developing tropical nations. The green jobs encompass non-farm and off-farm employment services in agro-production enterprises, banking, energy, mining, timber-cutting, restaurants, agro-processing industries, food trade and training of future agri-environmental professionals from primary to higher levels of learning. The green labour market is big. It significantly feeds economic variables for calculating the value of Gross Domestic Product and yet it is often underestimated in analysing labour matters. The employees in the green jobs are usually the lowest paid. Most of the older smallholder farmers continue to unjustly suffer from extreme food and income insecurity because of lack of agro-insurance instrument, price fluctuation, and adverse climate uncertainties associated with farming businesses. The conglomeration of agri-environmental, forestry and natural resource related faculties in Ghanaian research institutions, colleges and public universities are among the biggest employers and the trainers of…

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