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Learning Route: Innovative ideas and approaches to integrate Rural Youth in Agriculture. The progress in Kenya

Learning Route: Innovative ideas and approaches to integrate Rural Youth in Agriculture. The progress in Kenya

The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD) has partnered with the Junior Farmer Field Schools (FAO), Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (TechnoServe), Mkulima Young and USTADI to develop a Learning Route (LR) on “Innovative Ideas and Approaches to Integrate Rural Youth in Agriculture”. This Learning Route will be taking place in Kenya, between the 16th and the 24th of August 2015.

Through a face-to-face learning, the 8-day Learning Route includes the opportunity of learning directly in the field and from its protagonist some of the best practices some of the best initiatives implemented in favour of youth transforming policies into actions and progress. 

The Main objective of this Learning Route is to contribute to lesson-sharing and learning at country and regional level in order to build technical capacities within IFAD's operations and partners and other development practitioners within the African region on innovative strategies and approaches to engage rural youth in agriculture, increase employment and reduce poverty. 

During this unique journey through knowledge, participants will be supported by PROCASUR and experts, in the design of an "Innovation Plan" aimed at integrating and adopting the best practices in their respective settings and enhancing their organizations and projects performance in delivering specific youth services and actually include activities benefitting young people.

A Contest after the Learning Route will prize the best two Innovation Plans with a starting capital of USD 2500.

Please find attached the Application pack composed by the following documents: (i) Call for applications; (ii) Application form of the Learning Route; (iii) Scholarship form and (iv) an Endorsment Letter for the sponsoring organization.

In order to apply, it is necessary to send the application form to / before the 13th of July 2015. This is the deadline for the reception of applications and other documents. 

For further information, feel free to send your queries or contact us:

Valentina Sauve:   Phone: +254 (0) 706046742

Loise Irungu: Phone: +254 (020) 2716036

Please feel free to share this information with other potential participants and people you feel will be interested in applying. We remain at your disposal should you require any further information.

Call for Applications

Application Form

Endorsement Letter

Scholarship Request

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