Many development initiatives have limited impact. Educational curricula are developed, but children do not learn. Nurses are trained, but clinics lack staff. Governments adopt reforms, but institutional practices remain the same and citizens experience little change.
A career in agriculture offers huge potential, especially for young people. Agriculture is a growing sector in need of talented people. It is key to addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges, and it is full of innovation and opportunity.
Varje termin anställer FN:s livsmedelsprogram praktikanter till sitt kommunikationskontor i Köpenhamn. Nedan kan du läsa korta intervjuer med deras fyra praktikanter som jobbar där just nu under höstterminen, bland andra Lisa Westling från Sverige. Om du är intresserad kan du nu skicka in en ansökan om att få göra praktik under våren 2017!
Lisa Westholm, Focali member and PhD candidate in rural development at Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), will organize a panel at next year’s IUFRO forestry congress in Freiburg, Germany. The theme for the 2017 congress is “Interconnecting Forests, Science and People”.
On the 10th of September, FuF and LSU, two Swedish civil society organizations, co-hosted the seminar “Youth and Agenda 2030” with the aim to involve young people in the movement for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.