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1 June 2022

The global food crisis – a threat or opportunity for young smallholder farmers and agripreneurs?

Current world developments and shocks, are potentially leading to a reversal of the rural youth progress achieved in recent years in terms of inclusion, and access to decent employment, in food systems development. This event looks at the challenges today's rural agripreneurial youth face in building capacities toward contributing to sustainable food systems, but also the opportunities these challenges can bring.

Credit: Nabin Baral, Flickr

How can- and will- agripreneurial rural youth build capacities to support sustainable food systems? Co-organised by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and the Agriculture for Food Security 2030 programme (AgriFoSe2030), this event will address the capacity development needs of rural agripreneurial youth and how to enable them to take on the challenges of feeding a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050 in a sustainable manner.

Insights on the topic will be shared by speakers from AGRA, the Eastern African Farmers’ Federation, Baridi, Sanitation360, and SLU.


Dr. Agnes Kalibata – President of AGRA 

Ms Elizabeth Nsimadala – President of the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation

Tracey Kimathi – Founder of Baridi

Dr. Jenna Senecal – CEO of Sanitation360

Assem Abu Hatab – Associate Professor in Food and Development Economics (SLU) 

The event will take place in person at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and will be streamed online.

This event will be part of the A Day at Sida which takes place during the whole day of the 1st of June, 2022. 

Register here.


From 1 June 2022 at 11:00 to 1 June 2022 at 12:30


Sida Headquarters
Valhallavägen 199
SE-105 25 Stockholm

and streaming opportunity

Hosted by

Anneli Sundin
Communications Officer, SEI