National Seminar on “Rural Youth in Family Farming” at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour on December 18-19, 2014.
The seminar is an attempt to bring together the stakeholders like researchers, academic institutions, industries, government agencies, farmers, NGOs etc. together on a single platform. In order to address the need and challenges posed in the successful implementation of family farming in a holistic manner putting an added emphasis on current trends and aspirations of the youth in relation to family farming, the seminar aims to provide a forum to raise the awareness of the needs and potential of the youth in family farming along with the constraints that they face, and ensure that they have access to technical support along with the creation of synergies for sustainability. The strengthening the legitimacy of farmers organization, youth clubs and their capacity to effectively represent and defend the interests of family farming and sharing lessons learned and successful pro-family farming policies, and capitalizing relevant knowledge on family farming from various corners of the country are key features of the seminar.