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Rural Livelihoods Study

Honduran boy holding fruit in a garden

Through the USAID Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (InnovATE) project, CIRED received an Associate Award to study the causes of violence in Honduras and how these causes affect youth, crime, rural livelihoods, and migration, among other factors.  The study is in partnership with the University of Florida.  The one-year Rural Livelihoods Study is examining how violence and other factors such as climate change, declining agricultural productivity and food insecurity influence youth and the livelihood pathways they choose, ranging from educational and employment choices, to gang participation and crime, and ultimately to migration. The study will provide information to USAID relaying youth attitudes and choices about their futures, which will influence the design and implementation of programs to improve youth development and mitigate violence.