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FAO asks for feedback from young people in agriculture in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are holding a regional conference, Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship, on 20 and 21 August 2018.

For more information visit the conference website.

As part of the preparations for the conference, organizers are asking youth engaged in agriculture and rural development across Africa, especially those who may not travel to Rwanda, to share experiences, successes stories, lessons learned, and good practices, as well as raise questions on youth employment in agriculture and entrepreneurship, digital innovations and future of work in agriculture.

Go to the comment site here and log in to contribute your thoughts on the following topics:

  • Experience as a Youth in the Agriculture Sector: How would you describe your experience as an Africa youth engaged in the agriculture sector in your country? What motivated you to engage into the agriculture sector?
  • Major Achievements and Success Stories: What have been your major achievements? Do you have any experience or innovative ways that have helped you in your work that you would want to share? Do you have a success story – either your own or any other that you are aware of – of youth engaged in agriculture in your country? What is the story?
  • What the Rwanda Youth Conference Should Address: If given an opportunity, what question would you ask the experts at the Rwanda Youth conference on each of the three sub-themes – a). Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, b). Digital Innovation to Overcome Agriculture Value-Chain Constraints, and c). Future of Work in Rural Economy – of the conference?