Date: December 1st to December 5th 2014
Venue: Kenyatta University
Contact: Brian- 0722 665 850
Visiting Website: http://www.heafrica-youthinagriculture.net/
The overall goal of the conference is to contribute towards a food and nutrition secure Africa through capacity building, knowledge generation and technology dissemination. This conference will bring together young African agricultural scientists, agripreneurs, stakeholders in agricultural value chains and industry, high level policy makers and distinguished keynote speakers from Africa and the entire globe.
3 Day Conference from 27-29 November, Venue Egerton University Nakuru, Kenya
The aim of this event is to bring together agricultural students from all over East Africa to let them get in touch with IAAS, provide inspiring lectures and improve soft skills.
All students from every country are welcome, with the emphasize on East African countries !
The minister of agriculture of the Nakuru county supports this event and will give the opening speech !
For the students that come from non-member countries (so not from Kenya) there will be a detailed description how to apply for a candidate membership and how to find a team who can lead the new national/local IAAS committee.
After the event the students who attended should feel really motivated to join IAAS, to be an active member in their local committee, to take initiative to organize local / nationa
The Agribusiness Council of Australia enjoys the work of this group and welcomes the opportunity to contribute. The Ag+Council also provides free membership to ALL students: see https://agriculture.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp? We are the world's first 100% online industry advocacy network. Advancing the interests of agribusiness is our core interest, our motto: Growing solutions.
Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) and FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) are pleased to announce a special lecture to be presented by Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina (minister of Agriculture, Nigeria).
Please register you participation at the upcoming Youth in Agribusiness Regional Inspirational Conference (YARIC) scheduled for 30th and 31st October 2014 at Kati, Kati Kampala. please note participation will be by invitation only and as such are requested to register at the link below;
I bring to your attention the report on Situation Analysis Youth in Agribusiness in Uganda; Focus on agribusiness. Follow the link to access the report:
Im are pleased to share with you a new publication entitled “Youth and Agriculture: Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions”produced jointly by CTA, FAO and IFAD. We can do a brainstorming and see if we can replicate the proposed solutions as in TYIAF.
Here is a short description of the publication:
New publication by FAO, CTA and IFAD
The Global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, of which, 14% are youth aged between 15 – 24 years. While the world’s youth population is will grow significantly, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth, esp
ecially those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited, poorly remunerated and of poor quality. Few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. Some of the major challenges faced are: limited access to land; inadequate access to financial services; insufficient access to... Read more
On behalf of TYIAF Organizing committee i wish to welcome all interested and inspired members of Agrihub Tanzania to attend our prosperous youth forum to be held in Lindi in 23rd August 2014.
This event is organized by a consortium of organisations under the Agri-ProFocus Tanzania umbrella namely; AMSHA Institute of Rural Entrepreneurship and Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association (TGFA) in partnership with ANSAF, Africare and LIMAS will hold the Lindi and Mtwara road show. The road show aims to embrace agribusiness opportunities for youth employment by bringing key stakeholders in the agriculture sector to share experiences and best practices/achievements made by youth led enterprises and initiatives while addressing opportunities and challenges for youths engagement in agriculture value chains. The following are the opportunities for you:
For more details on the event please CLICK HERE
Participate in the event: Only for interested Applicants
For Individual/ Groups or Organizations/Institutions - Please fill the FILL THIS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM... Read more
Fair & Sustainable, together with IICD in the Connect4Change consortium conducted some very interesting research in Kenya, on the positive effects of getting youth engaged in farming through ICT innovations:
"The first preliminary results highlighted a surprising phenomenon: older farmers claimed that this ICT application had motivated the youth to invest much more in farming. This conspicuous statement led to the formulation of an exploratory research, which was implemented by FSAS (Ben Haagsma) and E-Solutions Africa (Henry Kimathi) at these three Kenyan organisations."
See the full article here: website Fair&Sustainable
See the website of IICD for a publication on the research.