Many of us recognize the important role of young women and men in realizing a sustainable agri-food sector in the near future. We are also aware of the many challenges young people face as agripreneurs in the sector. Many stakeholders, including members of AgriProFocus, develop and implement projects and programmes in low and middle income countries for and with youth in order to find innovative solutions for these challenges and explore, pilot and upscale opportunities that contribute to the transformation of the agri-food sector. Collaboration and sharing of experiences are important to inspire, increase synergy, to improve and be more effective in tackling worldwide challenges in the agri-food sector.
The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates a Community of Practice (CoP) for and with professional youth from members and stakeholders, with the aim to jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful agripreneurs in the agri-food sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
Members take the lead! You can facilitate any of the meetups and share an interesting success, dilemma, failure, experience, point of view. We will make sure that the discussions are lively and the methods are participatory.
The first meeting of this CoP will take place September 5th, when KIT Royal Tropical Institute will take the lead to present a study on:
“Youth employment and entrepreneurship programs: critical factors for effective interventions”
We would like to invite one person of your organisation who is involved in working with youth to join us and to take the the opportunity to:
+ Share your recent work on youth in agribusiness.
+ Give input and feedback on the work of others.
+ Identify key questions and ideas for joint action.
+ Get inspired and go home with new ideas on how to improve your work.