Rural youth

Accelerating Youth, Education & Innovation in Agribusiness for Sustainable Development

Involvement of local youth in developing agri-food value chains is key to face the challenges of an increasingly knowledge-intensive agriculture, while at the same time providing local employment and meet the needs of a growing global population. This will retain local human capital where it is needed most, and will reduce migration flows.

Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals

To continue to feed a growing world population, we need to increase global food production. This appears though at odds with a number of seemingly insurmountable environmental and socio-economic challenges. This is particularly true for Africa, a region hit most strongly by climate change and yield gaps against a backdrop of poverty, migration and conflicts.

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Tapping into the talents of youth for African agriculture

Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector.

IFAD AgTalks: Young innovators tell their stories

AgTalks presents the latest thinking, trends and research on policies and innovation in small-scale farming. This session, titled "Whassup with Agriculture? Young innovators tell their stories" focuses on how young people are engaging in agriculture, and how more young people can be motivated to do the same.

Yngre Lantbrukare har Störst Framtidstro

I LRF Konsults årliga rapport Lantbruksbarometern syns tydligt att unga lantbrukare har störst tro på framtiden. 1000 lantbrukare från hela Sverige har intervjats av Sifo på uppdrag av LRF Konsult och Swedbank & Sparbankerna.

World Forum on Access to Land (WFAL) 2016

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Goal
The goal of the WFAL 2016 is to organise a world forum in 2016 to address the major issues linked to unequal access to land, natural resources.

History and Future

Rural Youth And The Key To Food Security

Rural youth are the future of food security. Yet around the world, few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. Rural youth face many hurdles in trying to earn a livelihood. Pressure on arable land is high in many parts of the world, making it difficult to start a farm.