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Nothing for the youth without the youth

Nothing for the youth without the youth

Ten young agricultural professionals chosen from 150 applicants from 52 countries and a pressing issue: growing the role of youth in agriculture. From Facebook for farming to handbags with a social conscience to rebuilding landscapes in the wake of war, these are only some examples of the boundless imagination of these youth in pioneering successful agricultural initiatives.

Leading into the Global Landscapes Forum, held at the University of Warsaw on 16-17 November, the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) and CIFOR organized a Youth Session to address recurring issues for youth in agriculture.

Co-sponsored by GFAR the CGIAR and CTA, the session showcased youth driven initiatives that are proving that agriculture can be attractive to young people when innovative solutions are applied to meet certain key challenges.

Read the full story on the GFAR blog.

Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)