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المنتدى العالمي المعني بالأمن الغذائي والتغذية

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

Genna Tesdall
Genna TesdallThe Pennsylvania State University, International Association of Agriculture and Related Sciences Students (IAAS)United States of America

As the former President of the students' network IAAS (the International Association of Agriculture and Related Sciences Students), I heartily advocate for fostering and bolstering networks of young people. The connections, professional and personal, formed through our network of agriculture students, are some of the strongest relationships our members have in their professional lives. Our international events and internships are organized by young people in agriculture for young people in agriculture, thereby providing an exchange of opportunities, experience, and cross cultural understanding. Internships and events in our association lead to agriculture sector jobs for our students. Connections within the association foster agricultural projects and connections to job opportunities locally and around the world. Networks of students are very loyal to each other and provide the support for an career in agriculture that they will not find outside networks of peers.