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June 13, 2017Knowledge Portal
Realities, perceptions, challenges and aspirations of rural youth in dryland agriculture in Morocco

This article analyses rural youth’s realities, perspectives and aspirations in dryland Agricultural Livelihood Systems in Morocco. According to the authors the data collected are an important first step in understanding the target group and working with youth to identify and develop appropriate programmatic interventions to improve their livelihoods and rural futures. »

Conference
June 9, 2017Knowledge activity
Conference “Boosting youth employment in Africa”
Theme: Youth in Agri-Food

INCLUDE and the Ministry of FA organized a conference on “Boosting youth employment in Africa: what works and why?” on May 30, 2017. The F&BKP participated in the conference because of its work on similar topics from a food security perspective, including the role of youth in agriculture and on social entrepreneurship. »

Working Papers Agricultural Innovation Systems
June 8, 2017Study
Working Papers Agricultural Innovation Systems

The Royal Tropical Institute has published a series of Working Papers on Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS). Over the past several decades, myriad initiatives have experimented with AIS. These have been proposed as an answer to overcome the complex and wicked challenges faced by smallholders in developing countries. Time to reflect on what has been achieved: What is it that AIS offers and how do we think it contributes to impact? »

June 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Changing the norm, making agriculture “cool” for young people

This opinion paper discusses the perception of people on agriculture as a profession. Attracting the youth to agriculture requires a shift in the perception of agriculture as a subsistence activity to a viable business enterprise and also creating the enabling environment, which employs a modern approach to farming that raises productivity, making agriculture an attractive venture. »

May 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agriculture, food systems, and nutrition: Meeting the challenge

This article reviews the role agriculture plays in improving nutrition, how food systems are changing rapidly due to globalization, trade liberalization, and urbanization, and the implications this has for nutrition globally. Malnutrition is a multisectoral, multi-level problem. »

Food for All Talk 02
April 7, 2017Knowledge activity
Food for All Talk 02 “The Role of Science and Technology”

On March 24, the second Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Louise Fresco, Chair of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, and Shenggen Fan, Director-General of IFPRI on “Agriculture – Food – Biosciences” were interviewed by Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. »