In 2013, The Samoa Division of Youth; Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development and the Samoan capital, Apia, partnered with FAO and YUNGA to identify 60 youth climate change champions (aged 15-35) from 18 villages. These youth were trained in agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, as well as proposal writing. Following this, the young farmers returned to their villages, where they shared their knowledge through self-led community initiatives in 14 of the participating villages, reaching over 300 additional young participants in total. In December 2013, a closing Youth Symposium on Climate Change and Agriculture to report back from the community initiatives and look towards activities to take place in 2014.

Farming mixed vegetables.
Developing village projects.
Supporting the Samoa SIDS outcome statement at the Youth Symposium.