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

Sustaining the Impact of Capacity Development Initiatives for African Youth in Agriculture

This document summarizes the online discussion Sustaining the impact of capacity development initiatives for African youth in agriculture, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (FSN Forum Africa) from 25 October to 17 November 2017.

The online discussion was organized under the Regional Initiative on Sustainable Production Intensification and Value Chain Development in Africa of the FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF), in partnership with the Capacity Development Unit (DPSC) of the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS) of FAO, the Songhai Centre, the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD).

The aim was to solicit opinions on capacity development sustainability initiatives for young agripreneurs in Africa, and to contribute to identifying challenges and opportunities related to sustaining the impact of all interventions (existing and future ones) aimed at developing capacities and engaging youth in agriculture.