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Guatemala has experienced a surge in voluntary migration over the last decade driven by poverty, unemployment, chronic food insecurity, criminal and gender-based violence, climate change or family reunification. Young men and women from rural areas are particularly vulnerable. According to a 2021 Jobs Diagnostic, rural youth have less job opportunities...
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The week of 15November 2021 marked the start of the FAO-PROCASUR Regional Learning Route in the G5 Sahel, which will continue until February 2022. The learning route is a travel itinerary that allows exchange of knowledge among participants, organized thematically around successful host experiences in which local actors become also...
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In an effort of supporting and exchange with youth, FAO participated to the last ISP Virtual Model United Nations Conference (ISP Virtual MUN), that took place on 26 -28 November 2021. The objective of the initiative is to help young people take the lead on the world’s biggest challenges by...
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Within  the framework of the project Building Resilience in the Sahel Region through Job Creation for Youth, the 28 and 29 October 2021 marked the launch of the first National Youth Consultation organized in Mauritania. The project started at the end of 2020 and is implemented by FAO, with funding from...
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12 August marked the International Youth Day. This year’s celebration put the spotlight on “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”. This theme was chosen as an outcome of the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum (EYF), where youth discussed, among many other important issues and priorities, about the importance of...
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As the world adjusts to the changes brought by COVID-19, the Brussels Diaspora community came together to reflect on the global impact of the pandemic during the 5th African Diaspora Agrofood Forum. The event is annually launched by Food Bridge, an organization of the African Diaspora in Europe committed to promoting...
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The United Nations Food Systems Summit is coming up in September and as the first of its kind has been summoned by the UN Secretary-General in order to deliver much needed progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Not only is youth empowerment a “hot topic”, so crucial to food systems...
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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...
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12 July 2021, Addis Ababa - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and migration and displacement partners have stressed the need for concerted actions to mainstream migration and forced displacement considerations into national and regional policies and programmes.  The call for action came...
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Rwanda – Through joint efforts, the FAO, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and youth-led agribusiness JR Farms, organized the Fit for Finance Youth Training in Rwanda. Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the training was held online between 13th and 27th May 2021. It...
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