In collaboration with Agriterra, AgriProFocus will convene a 2 day workshop for 60 youths drawn from cooperatives working with Agriterra. This workshop fits well with our vision of seeing more youths in leadership positions within the agribusiness sector.
The aim of the 2 day workshop is to have young farmers within the cooperatives working with Agriterra organize themselves better to be able to advocate for inclusion in the cooperative management. This will involve looking at what their responsibility as young farmers is towards the cooperative. In addition, the young farmers will look at the role of the cooperatives in enhancing more youth participation in management.
· To provide a platform to share and learn from each other on already existing best practices from the Netherlands [Dutch Young Farmers Organisation] as well as local cooperatives that have successfully set up youth councils within their management structure.
· To develop an engagement strategy on how youth can be more involved in the management of cooperatives.
· To establish buy-in from executive committee members on supporting the process of enhancing more youth in the management of cooperatives.
The expected outcome is practical action plans developed by the youth in consultation with the executive committee members of the respective cooperatives.
If you would like more information about the workshop, please get in touch with Alphaxard Gitau at: firstname.lastname@example.org.