Youth for Food Security and Nutrition

It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people in the world and they will all need sufficient safe, nutritious food. That’s why it’s important that today’s youth are engaged in the decisions that will affect their future and that the next generation of agricultural producers are empowered. In 2015 CFS took up this challenge to help identify ways to build the capacity of the next generation of agricultural producers.

CFS stakeholders sent case studies highlighting examples of initiatives aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and talent of youth to further food security and nutrition in order to define existing gaps and potential policy implications.

An Idea Incubator was also held hearing directly from youth on what they think needs to be done to address the challenges of food insecurity and malnutrition and how policymakers can design more targeted approaches while also empowering youth to be agents of change.

Developing the Knowledge, Skills and Talent of Youth to further Food Security and Nutrition

This document provides case studies from different regions, that set out the challenges, successes and lessons learned relating to the development of knowledge, skills and capacity for youth in agriculture.