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4 October 2021

Growing entrepreneurs for sustainable and inclusive food systems

An official side-event to the World Food Forum 2021

Photo: Tim Mossholder / Unsplash

Food systems are the largest employer of youth, yet they do not provide adequate and sustainable livelihood opportunities. Current actions for a transformation of food systems will have long-lasting effects, not least for young people – their inclusion and leadership in the transformation is therefore vital. For this to happen, food systems need to provide enabling structures and possibilities for youth.

This event explores how a food systems transformation can become an opportunity for youth. The event will bring together youth from around the world that are engaged in different parts of the food systems. What are the challenges? What is needed to create sustainable livelihoods within food systems for future generations?


Stephano Msuya, MVIWAKI (a network of small holder farmers in Tanzania)

Prudence Ayebare, Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE)

Hillary Nahurira, Agripreneurship Alliance Uganda

Elisabeth Hidén, The Federation of Swedish Farmers’ Youth division

Pernilla Ivarsson, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO, The Government of Sweden (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation)

Moderator: Katy Harris, Senior Policy Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)


From 4 October 2021 at 13:00 to 4 October 2021 at 14:00


World Food Forum 2021

Hosted by

Jonathan Eng, Network Coordinator, SIANI