Youth employment and entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 January 2019, 16:00-18:00
  CTA Office, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Community of Practice Youth in Agribusiness


Youth employment and entrepreneurship

Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship

WHEN? 23rd of January 2019, 16:00 - 18:00 hours (walk-in 15h30-16h)

WHERE? CTA Office, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

WHO? YOUTH - professionals - YOUTH - members - YOUTH - stakeholders - YOUTH


The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fifth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems. The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful in agrifood sectors and to have their voices heard among decision makers.

Young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. A growing aspiration gap lays bare the friction between economic realities and what it means for youth to be gainfully employed or a successful entrepreneur.

The agri-food sector holds a great deal of potential. While national and global organisations are recognising the urgency of addressing the matter of youth employment and entrepreneurship, their approaches have yielded varying results. Will present interventions lead us to achieve our ambitious goals?

In this 5th Community of Practice meet-up, CTA & WUR want to discuss with you about the framework and accompanying brief (attached below) they developed on “supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship”. The purpose of this model and the brief is to propose a systems approach and to serve as a guide for those who are deciding where to best intervene or for their investments to have greatest impact on youth employment and entrepreneurship.

CTA & WUR would love to hear from you whether the framework captures the multiple issues and addresses the most effective ways to overcome the challenge of youth under- and unemployment, and expand youth entrepreneurial opportunities. Can it help guide meaningful interventions? Which suggestions do you have for improvements? How can we move to (more) collective action on these issues?


We would like to invite one person of your organisation to join us on the 23rd of Januari from 16h to 18h at the CTA Office in Wageningen. Are you not involved in the youth programs of your organisation? Please forward this invitation internally!


If you like to attend, please contact Rolf Schinkel or Babs Ates by Thursday January 17th.

Also for your other questions, please contact Rolf Schinkel (rschinkel@agriprofocus.com) or Babs Ates (babs.ates@knowledge4food.net).

Kind regards,

On behalf of CTA & WUR,

Judith Francis & Jennie van der Mheen