Youth, conservation agriculture and sustainable development – Engagement insights from Africa
The unexplored potential of youth as the next frontier and workforce is a recent phenomenon in agricultural transformation in Africa. This calls for innovative approaches to create connections from the available human and technical competencies. Conservation agriculture and sustainable development are emerging lucrative economic domains. But, what is youth engagement in Africa? How do we engage youth in these economic domains? What are the lessons to be learned when youths are engaged in conservation agriculture and sustainable development? This book provides ways to create new ideas, images, knowledge, and facts for use by farmers, students, youths, researchers, practitioners and scientists. This book aims to stimulate critical dialogue and resolve among readers on truly engaging youth in agricultural transformation. In using Zimbabwe, as the anchorage, the book, holistically scans the nation’s landscape – food and nutrition security, climate change and variability, and the post-2015 development agenda, for examples of innovative thinking, leadership, and action, in youth engagement, and thus, catapults local futuristic-thinking youths to the global stage.