Youth

sep
23

Talkshow Menjadi Petani itu Kekinian

Event posted by in Youth in Farming Indonesia
  23 September 2017 - 10:00 to 24 September 2017 - 18:30
  Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Talkshow "Menjadi Petani itu Kekinian"

Untuk menekankan kembali pentingnya regenerasi petani di tengah berbagai tantangan pertanian di Indonesia saat ini sekaligus memperingati Hari Tani 2017, anggota Komunitas Inovasi Anak Muda dan Pertanian menyelenggarakan Talkshow “Menjadi Petani itu Kekinian” dengan menghadirkan 10 finalis Duta Petani Muda 2016. Kegiatan ini diselenggarakan KRKP dengan dukungan dari Oxfam di Indonesia dan AgriProFocus. Acara ini akan diadakan 2 kali yaitu:

23 September 2017 di Botani Square,

Lantai 2 (depan XXI)

mulai pukul 17.00-18.30 WIB


24 September 2017 di Gedung Kuliah A,

Departemen Proteksi Tanaman IPB Darmaga

mulai pukul 10.00-12.00 WIB.


Talkshow terbuka untuk umum dengan kursi terbatas. Silakan kontak panitia (KRKP) di:

085364473739 (Widya) atau 085288820497 (Yuliana) | email: admin@kedaulatanpangan.net | www.kedaulatanpangan.net

Komunitas Inovasi Anak Muda dan Pertanian yang berada dalam payung jaringan AgriProFocus telah melakukan kampanye bersama sejak 2014. Tujua

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 September 2017 at 04:30

From 8th to 10th November 2017, the Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference & Expo along with the second Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day will be hosted by the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) together with partners in Dakar, Senegal. For updates and reservations email info@africaain.org or visit the website www.africaain.org. For instant updates, follow AAIN on twitter and LinkedIn via @AAINOnline trending with #AfricaYouthinAg2 and the facebook page https://facebook.com/AAINOnline/?view_public_for=982333048563054&_rdr

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 September 2017 at 09:30

Bartering Tree-Preneurs

Value addition can come in many forms.  In South Africa, with the Wildlands Trees for Life Programme, community-based tree seedling growers (many of whom are youth) trade their seedlings for food, water tanks, and small business loans. Read more here.

Attention: "Surviving tree project" team from the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Network, that has been studying tree seedling value chains in Ethiopia - this may be of interest!


sep
21

GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD(WEBINAR)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  21 September 2017, 20:30-21:30
  +95

GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD (WEBINAR)

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္

Date         : Thursday, September 21,2017

Time         : 8:30:00 PM MMT - 9:30:00 PM MMT

Duration : 1 hour


Bariillla center for food and nutrition (BCFN) webinars are designed to create broad discussion among youth networks around the world, building up to the 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition.  GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD will take place on Sept. 21 from 4-5 pm CEST and will highlight the importance of global citizenship for the achievement of the UN SDGs, with a specific focus on food and the immense role it has to play in reshaping a future which is environmentally, socially and economically just. This event is an exclusive opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on extremely topical issues, learning from international exp

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 September 2017 at 11:08

A Seven Days’ Experience in the Ugandan Youth Agribusiness Caravan 2017

With anticipation and a mind full of concern of what lay ahead of me, I boarded the bus to join the long awaited Agribusiness Caravan that was to commence from Kampala according to the road map. By the way, they call me Kyomuhendo Phionah, an Entrepreneur in Piggery and Juicy Passion fruit, located in Mbarara district, S.W.Uganda.

The first two days of the caravan were impressive, with motivational speakers and seasoned entrepreneurs who inspired me and provided a learning platform for experience with the likes of Okello L., Richard M., Minister Christopher K., to mention but a few.

I was impressed with what I could do differently as a youth starting with having a “positive mindset”. It seems everything revolved on my mindset. As the Ugandan state minister for agriculture said, “Agriculture is said to be historically a punishment but this is a myth that had to change”. My mind started rolling back; looking at t

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Mugisha Richard Excellent! Phionah, this is a very good story. I am sure my fellow readers can prove that; the caravan is the most effective way to facilitate learning. Let’s promote it and make our business stories unforgettable.  Given the shared lessons, I clearly see a lot of potential in Phionah becoming one of the great entrepreneurs in the region. But Phionah, remember potential is potential only when it is exploited. I would therefore; like to encourage you and all honorable youth agripreneurs to pursue your business goals with focus and commitment, and then you will possess them.

1 week 5 days ago

Taremwa Joseph Phionah, this is great. I am exceedingly happy that as part of the organizers, our efforts were not put to waste!!

1 week 5 days ago

Ronald Miggadde Great inspiration story Phionah, Keep the fire burning.

1 week 5 days ago

Francis Lulahali Hello Phionah, am so pleased for such a wonderful and encouraging story really that is a very good indicator that we didn't waste time in the caravan and it is the best way to learn than sitting in the hotels. God bless you #Frahari International Limited 

1 week 5 days ago

Dorina Prech This is a beautiful story Phionah! Thank you for sharing your experiences of how the caravan went, and sure enough there's a lot that we can learn from with as regards to youth engagement in agribusiness. 

1 week 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 September 2017 at 12:44

On behalf of my colleagues Wouter Kleijn and Gabriela Quiroga I am happy to present the study KIT conducted for Plan International on Critical factors for skills-based youth employment programmes. Based on the experiences in the Youth Building the Future programme in Latin America.

This study provides an overview of the critical factors which must be taken into account to create successful and sustainable youth employment programmes.

LINK: https://plan-international.org/publications/critical-factors-skills-based-youth-employment-programmes#


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 September 2017 at 12:59

MY YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN EXPERIENCE

The Youth in Agribusiness Caravan is the most beautiful agricultural tour I have ever participated in. We were welcome everywhere. It was so easy and friendly for us to ask questions and shared our experience with the farmers. The tour was perfectly organized (interesting and appropriate “professional visits”, good hotels, good food apart from Baguma Restaurant in Mbarara!, nice touristic places like The Equator in Kayabwe, Kitagata hot springs, Nkugute crater lake, Kichwamba Rift valley and also Queen Elizabeth Park). I discovered a wonderful country, amazing landscapes from Mbarara to Fort portal. Every day was different, every day was surprising. I made wonderful friends in the caravan; Agaba Keneth, Phionah Kyomuhendo, Jimmy Ouni, Sharifah Najjuma, Creddy Lakot to name a few, all Agripreneurs from different regions of the country, then Brenda Namirembe, Joy Lwanga and Zurah from Action Aid Uganda and not forgetting Maik Voets and Adinda Lo

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PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO True Ronald, we were inspired to inspire other youths in the four different regions of Uganda and thus making a difference. Agriculture indeed can be practiced by the youths to solve the unemployment problem and also feed the many lives in Uganda and beyond.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Janine Schoeman Hi Ronald, great to read your positive feedback! Good Job guys at AgriProFocus Uganda. 

1 week 6 days ago

Jacob Olanya Great Ronald, its good to see you learned alot from the Caravan, am looking forward to see your passion fruit farm grow.

1 week 6 days ago

Mugisha Richard Waoo! Ronald, this is an amazing story!  Its nice to read this inspiration message from you. I am inspired again by your memorable story. I can now confirm that learning took place. Please take action and make every day a caravan day in order to bring about sustainable change in self and your constituency.  To those  who missed this year's edition, next year for you. Just begin to prepare around same time but different route and perhaps different country. Its gonna be massive!! Yes, no success without a story. AgriProFocus gives you a story and you gain success.

1 week 6 days ago

Taremwa Joseph Miggadde, thanks for the active participation in the entire caravan. I am astonishingly pleased that you were able to practically learn and as well as have meaningful fun.For the first time, I saw selfies being taken using a Kodak camera!!!Great day

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 8 September 2017 at 01:06

Youth in Agribusiness Community of Practice Kick-off 5 September at AgriProFocus Utrecht office

AgriProFocus, in collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Programme, hosted the first Community of Practice on Youth in Agribusiness. The objective of the CoP is to share recent work of members on Youth in Agribusiness, provide feedback on each others’ work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other members as well as inspiration for collaboration.

Members in the lead!

KIT presented last Tuesday the research results of a research they did for Plan International in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil: Youth employment and entrepreneurship programs: critical factors for effective interventions.

During an interactive programme, Ingrid Flink and Gabriela Quiroga from KIT guided us through some critical questions with regard to youth employment and youth entrepreneurship programmes:

How to define youth employment and youth en

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Janine Schoeman Ingrid Flink thank you for Gabriella and your contribution! Hope to see you all next time.

2 weeks 2 days ago

Innocent SIMPUNGA  Dear Gabriella and KIT team, Let me take this occasion to express my warm thanks for the contribution and  work done and wish to meet you again. Dr. Innocent SIMPUNGA Rwanda 

1 week 5 days ago

CASTORY WILLIAM thank Gabriella and KIT team hope i will among of them next time

1 week 4 days ago

oct
11

Youth Learn4Work Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 October 2017, All Day Event
  Addis Abeba

Workshop tackling youth unemployment!

• Inspiring speakers from the private sector and field of TVET

• Interactive and practical sessions to learn more about a market-driven approach

•Discussions on the seven steps of Edukans

• Networking with different stakeholders

• Meeting young people who benefit from Edukans Learn4Work projects

Spaces are limited, so please let us know via this email: learn4work@edukans.nl   

if you would like to secure your place for this event.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 7 September 2017 at 05:01

3ème édition Paysans d'un jour, paysans pour toujours !

La plateforme en partenariat avec Borne Fonden, Hunger Free World, ferme Rogatien, ONG Bouge, ONG Gbewa, AgroEminence, a organisé la 3ème édition de paysans d'un jour, paysans pour toujours. L'activité a réuni une soixantaine de jeunes. Ils ont eu à participer aux ateliers de maraîchage, de volailles, de porciculture où ils ont appris à faire la pépinière, le repiquage des plants, l'alimentation des poulets, la castration des porcs. 

Ce fut une belle journée d'échanges. 

Le rendez-vous est pris pour la 2ème journée à l'ONG Bouge pour la sensibilisation sur les vertus du moringa,  la présentation des opportunités entrepreneuriales sur le moringa et les démonstrations culinaires. 

AGBAZE D. Samuel pur pasans pour toujours, c'etait une journee parfaitement reussie

1 week 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:52

I am Eric from Kigali, Rwanda,  I am new on this platform  and I have recently graduated from college.

I look forward to share  and to learn from here. Thank you

Janine Schoeman Welcome Erik, happy to see you on the platform! Looking forward to seeing more of you here. Kind Regards Janine

2 weeks 2 days ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI welcome Erik,feel free to post anything positive and helpfully.Geofrey here from Tanzania

2 weeks 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 September 2017 at 08:09

Is agribusiness the magic bullet for youth unemployment in Africa?

Source: CCAFS

 Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, with 226 million people aged between 15 to 24 years. Every year, young graduates from schools and colleges seek to enter the continent’s workforce, often with no success. What role can the agriculture play in addressing the unemployment challenge in Africa? According to a World Bank report on “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness”, Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods. National governments, however, need to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.

To stimulate discussions on developing a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness in a changing climate, the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 September 2017 at 06:40

Global Landscape Forum Blog Competition

Your community, your landscape

Landscapes are intrinsically tied with the communities that inhabit them. Landscapes consist of more than just our use of and interaction with land: healthy landscapes provide habitats, homes, livelihoods and ecosystem benefits far beyond the reach of the land itself. However, landscapes also often provide the backdrop to many challenges and conflicts between and amongst different communities, governments, companies and other actors. Tell us about your local landscapes: how do you, your community and others define, engage and interact with it? What challenges are your communities and landscapes facing, and how are you solving them?

The 2017 blogging competition will run up until GLF’s global event in Bonn, 19-20 December. The competition will cover six cross-cutting themes: food & livelihoods, finance, restoration, rights, peatlands and measuring progress.

Who can participate?

Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 September 2017 at 09:02

Ongoza Youth entrepreneurs mentorship and coaching intake in on!

        ++ Are you an entrepreneur aged 35 and below?  

        ++ Does your business have a turn over of minimum 100,000 per month?  

        ++ Do you believe mentorship and coaching will lead to doubling your turnover and increasing your                      competitiveness? 

Ongoza is recruiting high-potential young social entrepreneurs who will be provided with up to two years of customized weekly business advisory, market linkages, and debt financing to scale their employment and social impact.  

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Apply and be part of the September 2017 cohort today! Get in touch with Lucy on lucyk@ongozayouth.org or call 0724 456 101.


Read more about Ongoza in this brief


Dorina Prech Hi Lucy Kerei, thanks for sharing this information, which I have slightly edited. I am also sharing this in our newsletter for wider circulation. Best regards, Dorina

2 weeks 5 days ago

dec
04

YPARD Myanmar Promotion Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  04 December 2017, All Day Event
  +95

               YPARD- Myanmar Promotional Event

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Date : 4th December 2017

Place: Yezin Agricultural University(YAU), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Topic discussion: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Contents

• Myanmar ranks second in the list of top ten climate hazardous countries in the world

• Climate change (drought, erratic, rainfall, flooding and some climate extreme events) is negatively affecting agricultural crop production, food security and economic growth in Myanmar.

Is CSA a solution?

• CSA is an approach to sustainable agriculture farming in the climate change context

Five CSA Strategies for discussion

1. Improve soil nutrient and management (Conservation Agriculture)

2. Improve water harvesting and irrigation management

3. Improve application of climate change adaptation strat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 September 2017 at 10:22

Young agri-business group in Tanzania: "Yes we can!"

Article by SNV

Members of the Twaweza group live in the mountain village of Mundu on the outskirts of Morogoro, Tanzania. But despite their isolated location, they have managed to become a strong agricultural trading network.

The Twaweza group, made up of 25 youth, is one of the 80 Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) groups in the country who are involved in a variety of agricultural activities.

A ready local market
Amina and her group have built an efficient trading network selling their own cash crops as well as other produce like rice and plantain procured in bulk from the nearby town. Their own village of Mundu is in a Tanzanian military base in Morogoro which has proven to be a ready market for their produce. Amina supplements her sales by purchasing plantain bananas in bulk at 30,000 TZS (13 USD) and selling them in batches at 10,000 TZS (4 USD) per batch, “I usually come home with about 60,000 TZS (26 USD), and make a profit of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 02:51

Young women dominate 2017 OYE Tanzania boot camp competition

An article by SNV

We've just wrapped up the 2017 Oportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) Boot Camp. After three days of intensive workshops and a wealth of knowledge and experience gained, 30 ambitious participants anxiously waited to hear the names of the 2017 winners. The competition was fierce and in the end, female entrepreneurs dominated the field and took home most prizes.

The 2017 OYE Boot Camp was the first edition that included participants from both the MasterCard Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)-funded OYE projects. A selection of 30 young people was made, representing 100 high-performing businesses. The businesses were established by OYE participants in 2015 and 2016, and are active in sectors like agriculture, energy and WASH.
Boot Camp participants enjoyed two days of training and learning and were taken on study tours to an organic fertiliser company as well as an organic coal manufa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 August 2017 at 02:08

Challenging Our Assumptions on How Best to Engage Youth

By Lydia Mbevi

In 2016, I visited northern Uganda to assess the impact on youth of the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project, funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace and implemented by ACDI/VOCA. I often work on assessments like this as the regional gender and youth advisor for ACDI/VOCA. But this assignment caught my eye because I knew that young, local staff in Uganda drove the project.

Uganda has one of the largest youth populations in the world, with 77 percent of Ugandans under the age of 30, so I expected to find that RWANU contributed to the improved livelihoods of young people. The assessment involved an inward look at institutions, practices, and systems and how they have targeted and engaged youth in agriculture.

What I found surprised me, most of all, because of the assumptions I had made. I assumed that young, educated staff knew how to reach and meet the needs of rural youth because of the

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing your story Lydia! Last week our yearly Youth Caravan took place #Agric4youth, with many young people involved. My colleagues Mugisha Richard or Jacob Olanya can tell you more about it! 

3 weeks 4 days ago

Humphrey Mutaasa we need to make agriculture and Agribisness more 'sexy' so to say. package it in a way that suits the character of the target group, and wave up what they value in order to propel them.

3 weeks 3 days ago

PROVIDENCE HAPPY Thanks for those observations and insights. 

2 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 August 2017 at 08:02

YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN: 

Day 6

24TH AUGUST, 2017  

VISITS TO DIVINE VEGETABLES FARM, BIGLAD ORGANIC FARM AND KABAROLE RESEARCH AND RESOURCE CENTRE IN FORT PORTAL DISTRICT

The caravan visited Divine Vegetables Farm and Biglad Organic Farm in Fort Portal district.

Divine Vegetables Farm was started in 2014 and the vegetables grown are of both local and exotic variety. On the other hand, Biglad Organic Farm was started by Mr. Julius Bigabwa in 2008 and has since turned into an agritourism farm on 8 acres of land with bananas, mangoes, fish tea plantation and others.

Kabarole Research and Resource Centre focuses on producing an alternative source of protein extracted from greens with an ultimate aim of promoting environment conservation and ecosystems.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 August 2017 at 07:25

YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN:

Day 5 : 23RD AUGUST, 2017

VISIT TO MUBUKU IRRIGATION SCHEME IN KASESE DISTRICT

The caravan team traveled to Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in Kasese district. The area around Mubuku Irrigation Scheme receives little and unreliable rainfall and because it is close to the equator, its low altitude makes the temperature relatively high. With this justification, the scheme was established in 1964.

Objectives

· To explore food production throughout the seasons using farrow irrigation system.

Discussions/ Interactions

Mr. James Nabulu, the supretendant of Mubuku Irrigation Scheme told caravan participants that the scheme currently works with 160 farmers who operate on 8 acres of land each under a land tenancy system. He encouraged the youth to join cooperative and associations in order to bargain for favorable prices on the market.

The youth also had the opportunity to tour the scheme and to experience a number of maize farmers working together to

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Humphrey Mutaasa The reason why Gender has not been appreciated in Agribusiness development even though it is a very key ingredient, Its in the way it is packaged  and how it is promoted and by who. Men being the creatures they are need better packaging and involving them just like it has started being done. It shouldnt be mis-understood that its a women thing to take away the leadership and asset ownership component from the men. but rather together developing a livelihood.

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