This year, the Annual Network Day is scheduled for the Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Safari Park hotel in Nairobi. The theme this year is "Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture to enhance Food Security." This is a day for the members and partners of the network to jointly go beyond the discussions from last year's Network Day to unlock investment opportunities for climate smart agriculture. The key questions we shall be exploring are:
++ What successful CSA models exist and how can lessons, experiences and challenges be shared?
++ What investment opportunities exist for CSA and what is needed to unlock these opportunities?
++ What opportunities exist to integrate youth into CSA interventions?
Read more in this concept paper.
In order to confirm your attendance, as well as to choose co-creation sessions and to reserve an exhibition booth, please fill this REGISTRATION FORM.
Exhibitors fees: [Costs excludes branding of corporate colours... Read more
In supporting youth in agribusiness, our partners SNV partnered with MasterCard Foundation in a project named Opportunity for Youth Employment (OYE) and held a boot camp between 11th-14th September. The bootcamp involved youth from four zones of Tanzania including Southern Zone (Mbeya), Northern Zone (Arusha), Central Zone (Dodoma/Morogoro) and Lake Zone (Mwanza).
The Bootcamp held for 3 days, of which 2 days of learning, networking and study tours to organic fertilizer company and organic manufacturer company. Out of 30 participants, 3 winners were chosen whereby the first winner won a startup kit worth 1 million, second 900,000 and third 800,000 start up kits.
The panel of judges from SNV and AgriProFocus Tanzania Country Coordinator Katarina Mungure chose the competition winner named Elizabeth from Haki Leather Group in Dodoma.
... Read moreKatarina says "youth who attended OYE bootcamp and business plan competition
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: email@example.com | www.kedaulatanpangan.net
Komunitas Inovasi Anak Muda dan Pertanian yang berada dalam payung jaringan AgriProFocus telah melakukan kampanye bersama sejak 2014. Tujua... Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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!
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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: email@example.com
if you would like to secure your place for this event.
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.
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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
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.
Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc... Read more
++ 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.
Apply and be part of the September 2017 cohort today! Get in touch with Lucy on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0724 456 101.
Read more about Ongoza in this brief.
• 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... Read more
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.
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.