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Youth Art Contest for the One Health Future We Want

With the COVID-19 pandemic signaling a historic moment to build transformative resilience across our health, food and ecosystems, the momentum to strengthen a One Health approach is gaining greater political and stakeholder traction. As the international community ramps up for a bigger One Health movement, FAO, through the World Food Forum, is organizing a...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

E-learning
Taller de Escritura: Escribiendo historias de cambio: Conectando el conocimiento tradicional y las innovaciones para sistemas alimentarios justos y sostenibles

Este taller de escritura es un proceso creativo a través del cual se identificarán, reconocerán, escribirán y compartirán historias y experiencias de jóvenes, mujeres, agricultores, pequeños productores que trabajan para promover, mejorar y fortalecer la agricultura familiar y lograr sociedades rurales prósperas e inclusivas.​Esta iniciativa ha sido concebida para brindar...
2021 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
CTCF ENHANCES YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN AGRICULTURE

In Nepal, agriculture is not the priority sector of the youth farmers. There are many policies and strategies targeted to youth, but the youths are unable to sustain in their business as they lack productive assets, mainly capital assets. The youths are not trusted by the financial institutions and are...
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association

Technical paper
CAP impact on Generational Renewal

The ageing of the farming population is one of the top challenges facing rural areas in the EU • Risk of land concentration • Increase in need of skilled (hired) labour • Vitality of rural areas => Generational renewal = priority of the CAP
European Union
2021 - European Commission

Blog article
Long-term vision for rural areas: Europeans share their views on rural areas

Improved infrastructure, especially in terms of public transport, is among the most pressing needs for rural areas. Farming is seen as the sector contributing the most to rural areas. These are some of the key outcomes of the online public consultation on the Long-term vision for rural areas held between 7 September...
European Union
2021 - European Commission

Blog article
Cuadernillo 109 años de Federación Agraria Argentina

En el aniversario de la entidad argentina publicó este compendio de información de interés
El 15 de agosto de 2021, la Federación Agraria Argentinaa (FAA) cumplió 109 años de vida. En la semana del aniversario, elaboró, publicó y difundió a través de sus redes y medios de comunicación, informes, artículos de opinión (escritos por los integrantes del Consejo Directivo Central de la entidad y...
Argentina
2021 - Federación Agraria Argentina (FAA)

Video
Ang Pangarap ni Alvin: Ang Pag-asa ng mga Dumagat Remontado (The Hope of the Dumagat Remontados)

The Dumagat Remontados is one of the several indigenous groups thriving on the ridges of the Sierra Madre mountains. The concentration of their population is mostly found in Tanay, Rizal province, and General Nakar, Quezon province, Philippines. In this film, the Dumagat Remontados shows us the importance of establishing a youth...
Philippines
2021 - Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)

Event
Young Farmers Open Letter Contest

In 2020, the consortium Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and La Via Campesina (LVC) through the ASEAN Farmers’ Organisation Support Programme (AFOSP) – Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Program (APFP) platform conducted the “Young Farmers Dance Challenge” with the following objectives: 1) to attract young people to join Farmers Organizations;...
2021 - Asia-Pacific Farmers' Forum

Photo gallery
Young Farmers Letters to Policymakers

THE YOUTH HAVE SPOKEN! Young farmers from Asia have spoken up about the various issues affecting agriculture and forwarded their ideas on how to resolve these challenges that they also face as agriculture practitioners. Delve into the minds of today's youth. Read their letters addressed to policymakers in the agriculture sector and understand their...
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)

Blog article
Sala de faena de Arequito: un proyecto integral enfocado en el desarrollo rural de pequeños productores santafesinos

Un proyecto que surgió en una reunión de socios de la filial Arequito de Federación Agraria Argentina se hace realidad: la sala de faena de animales pequeños lista para mejorar las condiciones de trabajo de cientos de familias.
Una noche de 2012, en una reunión a la que asistían alrededor de quince socios de la filial Arequito (provincia de Santa Fe) de la Federación Agraria Argentina, surgió entre los presentes una idea, a partir de una necesidad. Muchas familias de la zona requerían una solución porque hacían animales...
Argentina
2021 - Federación Agraria Argentina (FAA)

Article
The Y factor: youth role in agri-food system

Youth have the power to transform agri-food systems. In the lead-up to the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS), over 80 young women and men from farmer associations, rural youth networks, youth-led organizations and agribusinesses, young policymakers and diaspora youth joined an Independent Dialogue convened by the African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) platform and titled “The Y Factor: bringing...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Case study
Effectiveness and duplicability of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture Initiative

Lessons learned from Uganda
This case study, Effectiveness and duplicability of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture (YIYA) initiative, is an output deriving from the assessment of the YIYA Initiative in Uganda. In 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Uganda, with the Ministry of Agriculture,...
Uganda
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Empowering youth for agribusiness

‘The audacity of entrepreneurship: youth in action,’ (L'audace d'entreprendre : une jeunesse en action) – the title of his latest book – encapsulates the essence of Benin-based José Herbert Ahodode’s vision to promote youth entrepreneurship in agribusiness as a model to create sustainable rural employment and wealth in African countries...
2021 - Access Agriculture

Case study
Solutions to youth agripreneurship challenges

Lessons learned from youth agripreneur champions in Uganda
This case study, “Solutions to youth agripreneurship challenges”, is an output deriving from the assessment of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture (YIYA) Initiative in Uganda. In 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as...
Uganda
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Youth-to-youth mentorship approach in agripreneurship development

Lessons learned from the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture (YIYA) initiative in Uganda
Peer-to-peer learning can be very effective in sharing knowledge and experience, and encouraging the adoption of new practices and technologies among farmers including youth. FAO training approaches, like the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS), encourage youth facilitators to share their knowledge in the respective communities, mobilizing and sensitizing...
Uganda
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Event
Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, will organise the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming from 18th to 20th of October 2021.  The Symposium will focus on how the main features of GIAHS sites and the UN Decade of Family Farming action...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Youth-to-youth mentorship approach in agripreneurship development

Peer-to-peer learning can be very effective in sharing knowledge and experience, and encouraging the adoption of new practices and technologies among farmers including youth. FAO training approaches, like the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS), encourage youth facilitators to share their knowledge in the respective communities, mobilizing and sensitizing...
Uganda
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Youth voices in youth employment

This new manual by the Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG) features two ICA case studies - ChispaRural and the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture initiative - as examples of meaningful youth engagement in youth employment programmes.
2021 - Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG)

Audio
FAO Podcast - Fighting child labour through education

Tonle Sap Lake in northeast Cambodia is one of the most productive inland fishing waters in the world, due to flooding and monsoon. Fisheries are the backbone of country’s economy, with Tonle Sap contributing over half of the country’s fish production. Yet the lake’s 4.8 million residents are some of...
Cambodia
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Video
Asia pacific small scale farmers for healthy people and planet: AFA highlights agroecology, inclusive value chains, and agency of family farmers in the UNFSS pre-summit

On July 26, 2021, AFA’s Secretary-General Ms. Estrella Penunia delivered an opening speech during the UNFSS Plenary’s Opening Session. With the theme “A Bold Ambition to Improve Food Systems,” Ms. Penunia highlighted the current state of our global food systems, and she emphasized what being bold means for small-scale food...
2021 - Asian Farmers' Association
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