Report of national youth forum on agro-based entrepreneurship development
This report covers a summary of the workshop entitled, “National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development, which was held in Lalitpur, Nepal on 9th-10th January 2015. This workshop was organized with the support of YPARD, YPARD Asia, MCRC and NFYN. The workshop aimed to addres a two-fold challenge for agricultural development: how to expand emerging sustainable practices, and how to inspire more young professionals to choose agriculture as a professional career to replace retiring farmers. Innovation in agriculture -farms, agro-based processing and marketing is highlighted as the most viable option for addressing youth unemployment. The report summarizes lessons learned from the two-day workshop.