Each year, rural areas lose a promising share of their workforce as youth leave their homes and migrate to cities or move abroad in search of a better future. The risks, unknown distress induced by poverty, and a lack of employment opportunities push many youth around the world to search for jobs elsewhere. By addressing the links between distress migration and rural development, FAO is making a difference in Ethiopia. A project on youth mobility, food security, and rural poverty reduction in collaboration with the government and rural stakeholders is striving to reduce the number of people migrating from rural areas out of distress. With funding from the Italian development cooperation, the project was launched in 2015 to promote motivated youth in regions of high distress migration with profitable alternatives. The aim is to promote innovative pathways for youth employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas, and the impact is already being felt. Muhammed is one of over 350 youth in Ethiopia who have now received the necessary training and equipment to launch a local agricultural activity. Animal fattening, sheep and goat rearing, dairy production, poultry and egg production, beekeeping, as well as order culture and fishing, are amongst the initiatives aimed at turning potential migrants into successful entrepreneurs. The pilot initiatives involve 152 youth in 11 groups in the Amara region and 200 youth in 20 groups in the Oromo region. There is a huge opportunity for job creation from production to processing. FAO also works with the government to ensure safe mobility by increasing incentives for regular and orderly migration. Use over time control Navien results in little polygamous I available. Creating rural employment opportunities is benefiting both participants and their families. By promoting agricultural enterprises in migration-prone areas, young entrepreneurs are given the choice to remain in their communities.