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Report exploring youth in agriculture meeting

Report Youth Meeting
June 8, 2016 By: F&BKP Office Image: F&BKP Office

On May 12, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the AgriProFocus network used their complementary strengths to organize a meeting on youth in agriculture to facilitate alignment and coherence in concrete activities of different stakeholders in this field, and to identify possible knowledge questions.

The meeting built on previous work conducted by AgriProFocus and the F&BKP. In December, AgriProFocus organized a seminar on youth in agriculture, together with the Center for Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen University, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD). Following the second seminar in January, F&BKP has made an inventory of the ambitions of key international organizations in the development sector that are engaged with youth in food systems. A mapping provides a systematic overview of international organizations involved. An exploration additionally provides an overview of focal areas as based on the key document of FAO, CTA and IFAD and specific areas these various actors are working on.

The aim of the preparatory work, as well as the May meeting, was to firstly gain insight of initiatives and interventions on engaging youth in agriculture and food systems. The second aim was to outline key knowledge questions that can be abstracted from the work of various organizations. In total, 18 different organizations joined this lively and explorative meeting. Many interesting issues and questions were highlighted. This report provides a summary of key outcomes per thematic area.

Report and exploration

Please download the complete report of the youth in agriculture meeting here.

Please find the exploration here (updated version of June 9, 2016).


For questions, more information, or ideas for collaboration, please contact:

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Babs Ates
T: +31 6 2444 1115


Annette van Andel
T: +31 6 1526 5738



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