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Video
FAO’s support to youth in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

This short video provides an overview of FAO’s work to engage and empower youth in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Audio
1. #Organics: The European Union’s role in shaping the market, with Commissioner Wojciechowski

European consumption of organic products has exploded over the last years. Currently, the European Union is ranked second in global organic consumption after the US. By 2030, it aims to convert 25% of farmland to organic. Right now, it is only around 8 %. Is the EU on the right...
European Union
2021 - European Commission

Blog article
Tras un año de usurpación en su campo, un pequeño productor cordobés logra que la Justicia se lo restituya con el acompañamiento gremial de FAA

Un caso acerca de la titulación precaria de tierras
El 14 de abril de 2020, el federado Daniel Ahumada fue víctima de la usurpación de su campo, ubicado en Cruz del Eje, provincia de Córdoba. El usurpador, valiéndose de un arma de fuego, amenazó a Daniel, su madre y su hijo, para quedarse con la propiedad, argumentando haberla comprado....
Argentina
2021 - Federación Agraria Argentina (FAA)

Policy brief/paper
SALSA Project Summary Booklet 2016-2020 - Placing small farms under the microscope

The SALSA project has closed a long-standing gap in research by looking into the status of small farms in different regions of both Europe and Africa. Its findings should help these farms live up to their true potential. Thirty reference regions, 25 of them in Europe and five in Africa. That’s...
2021 - SALSA Project

Blog article
Letter From The Farm | Welcome To The Burren

Welcome to the Burren in the West of Ireland, where Shane Casey’s family have been farming Blackhead mountain for some two hundred years. Here, the unique limestone landscape requires a unique way of farming. Traditions are passed down through many generations of Burren farmers to maintain the critical symbiotic relationship between...
2021 - ARC2020

Report
Connecting the Dots: Policy Innovations for Food Systems Transformation in Africa

A report by the Malabo Montpellier Panel calling on policymakers to rethink and reorient African food systems. Drawing upon the experience of four countries – Ghana, Malawi, Morocco and Rwanda – the report Connecting the Dots: Policy Innovations for Food Systems Transformation in Africa presents five recommendations to elevate policymaking...
2021 - Malabo Montpellier Panel

Blog article
How to encourage more young people to get involved in Africa's agri-food systems

Africa has the world's youngest population, with an estimated 420 million young people aged 15 to 35. That's a lot of young individuals entering the labor force who are looking for work. Agriculture might meet this demand, but it is generally perceived by young people as filthy, labor-intensive employment with...
2021

Event
Being young in a mountain area in 2021

On 12th October 2021, Euromontana organised its annual conference on “Being young in a mountain area in 2021”. The event was the opportunity to highlight the needs and desires of young people for the future of the mountains. The conference gave the floor to different mountain organisations that have recently...
2021 - EUROMONTANA

Website
Agribusiness TV

Agribusiness TV is a web TV which aims at using videos as a promotion tool to (re)valorise agriculture and make the sector more attractive to youth by showcasing success stories of young agricultural entrepreneurs and their innovations in Africa. With a population of over a billion, of which 70% are aged...
2021 - MediaProd

Manual
Training Module on Designing and Delivering GenderResponsive Extension and Advisory Services (EAS)

The overall aim of this Manual is to develop capacities to identify, integrate, and address gender issues in Extension and Advisory Services (EAS). This Module is intended to assist trainers involved in training of agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) staff and other knowledge mediators on designing and delivering a...
2021 - The Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP

Policy brief/paper
Rural youth and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all parts of society and livelihoods around the globe. It is though worth recognizing that disadvantaged segments of populations like rural young women and men will be impacted harder. Nevertheless, when proactively engaged, they have demonstrated to be innovators in their own sectors to surmount...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Policy brief/paper
Africa’s youth in agrifood systems: Innovation in the context of COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, young entrepreneurs in agrifood systems in sub-Saharan Africa were already facing a number of challenges. The main challenges include limited access to natural resources, finance, technology, knowledge and information, and insufficient participation in policy dialogues and other decision-making processes. The COVID-19 pandemic and its disruptions to...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
Meet the young agripreneurs who won’t let COVID-19 get them down

Since COVID-19 struck, life has changed for entrepreneurs and businesses around the world. Due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, smallholder farmers and rural businesses have been unable to access markets and sell produce or other products. As they often have little or no access to social security, rural youth disproportionately...
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
COVID-19: Voices of young agripreneurs in Uganda

In Uganda, the COVID-19 youth engagement initiative promoted by FAO was launched through a network of youth champions and organizations that have been supported by and collaborating with the ICA programme, for instance in the development of the National Strategy for Youth Employment in Agriculture or in the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture initiative. Watch the...
Uganda
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
COVID-19: Voices of young agripreneurs in Rwanda

The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) adhered to the youth engagement initiative launched by FAO ICA programme by launching a special Youth Knowledge Exchange session on April 2, 2020 addressing the key consequences and potential implications of COVID-19 for youth-led agribusinesses. The online consultation was conducted both in English and Kinyarwanda using RYAF social media...
Rwanda
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
COVID-19: Voices of young agripreneurs in Senegal

In Senegal, the COVID-19 youth engagement initiative promoted by FAO was launched through various groups of young agripreneurs across the country and through the national youth council, Conseil National de la Jeunesse du Sénégal (CNJS). The CNJS gathers youth organizations with its regional and departmental chapters, and serves as the interface between young people,...
Senegal
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Statement
CZU Prague again successful in the international THE Ranking 2020

The CZU Prague placed first in the Czech Republic in the THE Impact Ranking 2020. In the overall ranking, CZU was ranked 201st - 300th in the world. A total of 766 universities from all over the world successfully participated in THE Impact Ranking this year.
The university rankings compiled by the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE) are among the most respected, and our university has been successful in them repeatedly this year. In the specific THE Impact Rankings, which focuses on the university's impacts on the basic 17 areas of human society development, CZU ranked...
Czechia
2020 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Case study
Empoderar a los Pueblos Indígenas y a sus Comunidades para Defender y Promover el Patrimonio Alimentario

En 2017, para dar continuidad a muchos años de colaboración entre el FIDA y Slow Food en temas de seguridad alimentaria, pueblos indígenas y jóvenes, el FIDA aprobó el proyecto Empoderar a los Pueblos Indígenas y a sus Comunidades para Defender y Promover el Patrimonio Alimentario, que Slow Food implementó durante los tres años siguientes. Su...
2020 - Slow Food

Report
The Rural Development Report 2019

Nearly 1 billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 reside in developing countries. Their numbers are growing far more rapidly in lower income countries than in higher income countries, particularly in rural areas. In fact, rural youth make up around half of all youth in developing countries. The...
2020 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Video
Webinar Series: Land Strategies for Agroecology in Europe

This webinar series presents several perspectives on strategies for preserving farmland and supporting peasant agroecology in Europe, from the local to the European level. It results from a pluriannual partnership, bringing together the European Coordination Via Campesina, Eco Ruralis, IFOAM EU, Urgenci, the Transnational Institute, as well as Terre de Liens...
2020
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