YOUTH

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted yesterday at 07:43

Stakeholder meeting PAINT-Y!

AgriProFocus, Kenya in collaboration with Kenerava Group will today hold a stakeholders meeting on Youth in Agribusiness and how they can harness opportunities for collective action for scale and impact. The aim of the meeting is to share insights from the scan done by AgriFocus on the status of Kenyan youth in Agribusiness, provide a platform for youths in agribusiness to share their struggles, successes and the role of stakeholders in creating an effective support ecosystem for youth to thrive and grow. Lastly, there will be a launch of PAINT-Y, a platform that uniquely puts youth in the driving seat of their agenda. PAINT-Y aims to Inspire, Connect and facilitate Collaboration.

The meeting will be held at Dusit D2- 14Riverside Drive from 4 p.m to 7.30 p.m. You can also follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtags #PAINTY #PAINTY2018 #AgribusinessTalk254

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 17 October 2018 at 07:21

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS WITH FOCUS ON FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:

1. Quality and safety of the products

2. Meeting the market required standards

3. Processing technology

4. Packaging

The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.

Fill the form HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 09:54

Youth in Agriculture Conference slated for November 2018

Young Emerging Farmers Initiative (YEFI) in partnership with AgriProFocus Network member Solidaridad Network Foundation, will be holding a Youth in Agriculture Conference planned to take place from 19th – 22nd November, 2018.

The conference which aims to enhance Private Sector Participation and Contribution to Agribusiness Growth for Youth Empowerment will be held under the theme ‘’Advancing Youth Empowerment in Agriculture through Youth inclusiveness in Agribusiness”.

It aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritizing interventions going forward.

The event is expected to attract delegates from government, private sector, civil society organizations, academic institutions, cooperating partners, youths from different provinces.

It is hoped that the conference will provide areas f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 October 2018 at 12:21

Nutrition, youth and mental health

World mental health day recognized with an event about youth and mental health in Addis Ababa

"Globally, 65% of people suffering from mental health challenges are youth," explained Mogus Mogussie, founder of AHA Psychological Services in Addis Ababa.  "There are many factors that can trigger mental health challenges. Youth face all kinds of pressures that can increase their propensity to suffer from mental health difficulties, including unemployment. Severe disorders with genetic roots are most likely to reveal themselves between ages 12 and 24. Almost one out of every three persons in Ethiopia is under the age of 26, so the mental health of our youth should be a big concern to us." 

W/ro Martha Tesfaye explained, "Poor maternal and childhood nutrition can increase the likelihood of troubles with mental health."  

"Its ok not to be ok," was one of the messages of the celebration of World Mental Health Day at Ras Amba Hotel in Addis Abab

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oct
16

#Youth4change

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 October 2018, 15:00-18:00
  den Haag

#Youth4change

Activating youngsters for local challenges with a broader impact.

U bent uitgenodigd op 16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u voor het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag (Prinses Beatrixlaan 2), de kick-off van de One Young World Summit 2018.

Aanmelden voor het #Youth4change kan via deze link: #Youth4Change.

Na het welkomstwoord van de directeur RVO Tjerk Opmeer start de paneldiscussie waar we het thema jongerenwerkgelegenheid zullen bespreken. Het is een interactieve discussie, met veel ruimte voor opmerkingen van het publiek. Na een uur vat de moderator de discussie samen en zal de borrel beginnen.

De panelleden zijn:

- Hans Docter, Directeur Directie Duurzame Economische Ontwikkeling, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

- Diipa Khosla, social media influencer

- Beatrice Maneshi, Founder Catalystas

- Adnane Addioui, Young Leader Marokko

- Ramiro Gomes Monteiro, Young Leader Nederland

- Moderator: Theodore Klouvas, Orange Corners Africa


What: #Yo

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oct
17

One Young World Summit 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 - All Day Event
  den Haag

One Young World Summit 2018  

Op 17 t/m 20 oktober 2018 vindt de One Young World Summit 2018 plaats in Den Haag. 1300 jongeren uit 196 verschillende landen zullen gaan deelnemen aan deze conferentie. Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken - Directie Duurzame Economische ontwikkeling (DDE) - heeft 50 scholarships gefinancierd waarvan Team Orange Corners 20 jonge leiders en sociaal entrepreneurs afkomstig uit landen uit de MENA, Sahel en Hoorn regio heeft uitgenodigd om hieraan deel te nemen. We hebben als doel om de capaciteit van deze jongeren te vergroten en zo ook hun impact in de verschillende fragiele staten.

Special event:

16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag.



Posted By in Access to Finance Rwanda
Posted 3 October 2018 at 02:44

Agribusiness support opportunities at Business Development Fund Rwanda

Tired of the post graduate job hunt hustle? Do you have an agribusiness idea but lack funds to run it?

Worry no more! We can support or co-invest in your agribusiness venture as long as you have 10% of the total amount you need to start. 

Find more information Here

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 2 October 2018 at 08:48

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration:


What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed in another Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

Drivers of youth migration

Many factors can play a role in the decision to migrate. A growing number of people are forced to leave their homes (e.g. because of natural disaster, climate change or conflict). An even larger number of people migrate because they perceive there ar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 1 October 2018 at 03:30

Appel à Candidature Caravane 2018

 AgriProFocus et ses partenaires lancent un appel à candidature pour la 5ème édition de la caravane des jeunes pour l’entreprenariat agricole du 01 au 09 Dcembre 2018 dans les régions de

Bamako, du Burkina-Faso et de la Côte d’Ivoire

Pour participer à l’évènement inscrivez vous  ICI

Date limite des inscriptions 21/10/2018

En P.J : l'appel à candidature 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:55

Call for proposals for youth-led Water and Climate projects. GET SUPPORT!

The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects!

Deadline to submit: 16 October 2018.

This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the International Secretariat for Water and the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will enable youth from around the world to access financial support to help implement innovative and creative water and climate projects.

Activities and timeline

Submission deadline: 16 October 2018. All project submissions received in that period will be admissible.  
Announcement of the results to the project leaders: 9 November – 2 December 2018.
Showcase of winning projects: COP24 – December 2018

View the full details of the call here.

Download the project template here.

How to apply

To apply, fill out the pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 28 September 2018 at 10:13

Vacancy at Women Deliver

Position: Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement

Employment status: Consultant (on a part-time basis)

Duration: 3 years and approx. 20 hours per week

Location: Kampala, Uganda/ Nairobi Kenya

Deadline: 25th October, 2018

Job details and how to apply here

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and well being of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress in gender equality.

Note: 

There is a preference for Kenyan and Ugandan Nationals to apply; non-Nationals will also be considered assuming language proficiency.

nov
04

YOUTH AG SUMMIT 2019 FOR AGRICULTURAL CHANGE-MAKERS -BRASILI

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  04 November 2019 to 06 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Brésil

Le Youth Ag Summit est une occasion unique de créer des liens et d’autonomiser la prochaine génération de décideurs du changement agricole. Tous les deux ans, 100 jeunes leaders mondiaux âgés de 18 à 25 ans sont réunis pour le réseautage, les débats, la formation professionnelle et le développement de projets. Le but final : Donner aux jeunes les moyens d’agir concrètement sur l’un des problèmes les plus pressants de l’humanité: comment nourrir une planète affamée.

La quatrième édition du sommet Youth Ag sera organisée à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 4 au 6 novembre 2019. Une fois encore, 100 jeunes délégués du monde entier seront choisis pour y participer. 

Informations et candidature sur : https://www.youthagsummit.com/yas-2019/how-to-apply/




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 06:57

Looking forward to meeting and interacting with like-minded youth involved in agribusiness and livestock.

Gloria Kyomugisha Hello Kristofer, a warm welcome to the AgriProFocus network where we work towards linking different agribusiness stakeholders (local and international) to make agribusiness work for development. You can also Join in on our Youth in Agribusiness discussions via:  https://hangouts.google.com/group/xCICaRBGK5cJhsqY2

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 September 2018 at 06:09

Hallo everyone!   Am Lindah, a student in Uganda at GAYAZA HIGH SCHOOL.


Gloria Kyomugisha A very warm welcome to the AgriProFocus network Lindah. We are happy to have you share knowledge and gain contacts in the agricultural industry. 

3 weeks 3 days ago

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Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Posted by Rolf Schinkel in Inclusive Agribusiness 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Natasha Marbun Hi, my name is NatashaI'm from in indonesiaI want to ask, how can we especially young people help develop agriculture? as is known Indonesia is rich in natural resources, as well as feed crops, but Indonesia is still export from abroad, what is the right way to develop agriculture, especially in the field of agribusiness? Thankyou

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MUBARAK INUWA Rolf Schinkel.It is unanimously believed that youth migration, mostly happened in poor nations of the world.This is due to the fact that youth, need to upgrade their life condition from local to more socialised better condition of life, where they would have an affluent life with every social infrastructure.This is not possible without job opportunity-Provision of employment to youth, would led them life upgrading to receive better education in more complex societies,where after graduation they would obtain a white collar job to purchase their life needs.

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:23

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Kenneth Opige I agree with this article like in Uganda there are many qualified youths but the potential to begin their own initiative is a prime challenge 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 September 2018 at 11:27

Rooftop farming: why vertical gardening is blooming in Kampala

Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation

When Martin Agaba realised his urban farm had run out of space, he decided the solution was not to expand outwards but upwards.

“We realised we had to use the roof,” he says. Of all the innovations that have galvanised people in his district in the Ugandan capital Kampala to grow their own food, these vertical box plantations remain his favourite.

Kwagala farm, located on half an acre of land, is the brainchild of Diana Nambatya, a professor in public health, who began growing vegetables to save money on food in 2010.

After receiving two cows as a dowry, she decided to use their dung to generate biogas for her home. Her burgeoning urban farm soon attracted the attention of the neighbours, and in 2012 she started training women at a small demonstration centre.

The urban farm is just one of many springing up in and around Kampala, a city of more than

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Hilda Okoth interesting

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Posted By in Youth Business Challenge
Posted 18 September 2018 at 06:43

Looking for multidisciplinary teams of Ethiopian Fresh graduates to solve a business problem for agribusinesses. APPLY HERE! 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 14 September 2018 at 03:50

Halo semua!

Karena kepadatan server jelang penutupan pendaftaran, beberapa pendaftar mengalami kendala saat mengunggah dokumen berkas pendaftaran ke website. Pastikan internet di areamu stabil dan refresh laptop/komputermu.

Jika masih belum berhasil mendaftar via website, kirim via pos segera! Jangan khawatir apabila formulirmu tiba agak terlambat di kantor AgriProFocus Indonesia. Yang terpenting kirim dulu via pos sebelum 17 September 2018. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 September 2018 at 07:14

Youth strikes gold in farming

Nsubuga fixing drip irrigation bottles arou

Nsubuga fixing drip irrigation bottles around the orange plant at his farm in Mukono District. Photo by Lominda Afedraru


Unlike most youth who like living in cities gambling and doing petty jobs, some are beginning to realise the importance of farming.

Nsubuga’s journey
One such youth is Hudson Nsubuga, 20, from Kiragira Village in Mukono District who abandoned city life and embarked on farming.

Nsubuga lived his life from childhood with his grandmother in Kampala with passion in pursing his education. He began paying his school fees right from primary until when he completed Advanced Level two years ago.

Throughout this period, he has been engaged in casual labour work with well-wishers and being a friendly child, people would give him handout cash to pay his tuition.

When he reached Senior Four, he started doing part time work as a taxi conductor for purposes of raising school fees.

Starts farming
However, upon completing advanced level, one of the elders in his

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