Join in the discussion beginning Wednesday, July 12 about youth engagement in agriculture in Africa.

The forum, which will last a month, is sponsored by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation.

Discussion will center on engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online chat commemorates World Youth Skills Day (15 July) and International Youth Day (12 August) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness.

The discussions will be focused on the following questions:

  • What challenges do youth-led agribusinesses face in a changing climate?
  • What are the business drivers of climate-smart agriculture (CSA)? And how does this appeal to youth?
  • What career and business opportunities do CSA offer to youth?
  • Across Africa, are there any concrete examples of successful or promising innovative CSA practices and technologies that the youth can learn from?
  • Which policies and programmes should governments put in place to facilitate the involvement of youth in agribusiness?

Visit the event website for more information.