Developing the knowledge, skills and talent of youth to further food security and nutrition
This report by CFS; FAO; IFAD and WFP (PDF) provides case studies from different regions, that set out the challenges, successes and lessons learned relating to the development of knowledge, skills and capacity for youth in agriculture. The case studies cover the areas of peer-to-peer knowledge transfer, vocational training and skills development, and education systems and research. The case studies presented demonstrate the significant benefits of investing in developing the capacity of young women and men to enhance food security and nutrition. The report also highlights the challenges of rural deficits in basic education which constrain the productive potential of young women and men and underline the need to enhance the access and relevance of basic rural education. The authors conclude that in order to respond to food security and nutrition challenges in the coming decades, developing the capacity of young rural people to engage in modern and inclusive food value chains will be indispensable.