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FSN Forum in Africapart of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Previous activities

Consultation
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Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

As part of the preparations for the 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", this online consultation is being held to collect broad views around the major thematic areas and provide an opportunity to youth engaged in agriculture and rural development across Africa to share experiences, successes stories, lessons learned, and good practices of youth led entrepreneurship and digital innovations in agriculture.

Discussion
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The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

Ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Buenos Aires in December 2017, FAO and IFPRI, respectively through the FSN Forum and the IFPRI Food Security Portal, are joining forces to provide a platform to share knowledge and exchange views on the significance of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference for Africa. This is a chance to raise awareness on the linkages between trade and food security, and on the significance of the WTO agreements with regard to these linkages.

 

 

Discussion
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Youth – feeding the future. Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work

Rural youth are the future of food security and rural poverty reduction. However, youth in rural areas of developing countries face enormous challenges in preparing for and accessing decent work, including in agriculture. These challenges are even greater for youth under the age of 18. This online consultation invites you to help identify the solutions that can address these challenges. Your contributions will inform the policy and programme recommendations issued by the international expert meeting “Youth – feeding the future: Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work” that will be held by FAO later this year.

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Rural radio and community media: empowering rural youth for resilient livelihoods and improved food security and nutrition

This year’s World Radio Day (13 February) celebrates “Radio and Youth” and we are happy to invite you to explore the role radio and community media have in the lives of rural people in West Africa. How is rural radio contributing to empower youth and to improve resilience and food security and nutrition of rural communities in West Africa? Join our new online discussion from 2 February!

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