Branching out: Youth Action and Entrepreneurship in Agroforestry for Economic and Environmental Impact

Youth-led agroforestry

Hybrid Event, 18/10/2023

The Mediterranean Youth Task Force partnered with the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) to organize a World Food Forum side event focusing on youth-led agroforestry practices. 


The panel discussion will serve as a platform for young agro-foresters to exchange their experiences, address challenges, and offer recommendations. Additionally, it will highlight a wide range of global initiatives, successful cases, and best practices that are reshaping conventional farming and forest-based methods, all while fostering socioeconomic opportunities.

The side event will be held in a hybrid modality. Participants may join in person at FAO Headquarters (German Room) or online via zoom. In both cases, they need to register to the WFF flagship event here.  

TIME: 09:00-10:00 (CEST)
Place: German room - FAO HQ and Zoom (register here). 

Opening remarks

  • Hiba Mohammad – MYTF Coordinator
  • Alessandra Peruzzo - IFSA

Panel discussion


  • Rizka Afif Muhammad – IFSA
  • Sekar Ayu Woro Yunita - IFSA
  • Mohamed Agamy - Forest data analyst (FAO)
  • Vitor Vannozzi Brito – Carbon officer (Hummingbirds)
  • Amina Maalim - Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
  • Yotmatha Raleng - Hillwild, Rewilding Project, India

 Moderator: Priya Pajel - agroforestry consultant FAO

Q&A session 

Moderator: Alessandra Peruzzo - IFSA

Closing remarks

  • Idris Odalayo - MYTF – Events coordinator
  • Elaine Springgay- FAO Forestry Officer – agroforestry expert