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Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
May 14, 2019Study
Leveraging embassy food security programmes with social enterprise opportunities
Theme: Social Entrepreneurship

Wageningen University & Research, UNITAR and SESInc. have completed a report on the potential contribution of social entrepreneurship to Dutch embassy (EKN) programmes in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and on the added value of the SES4Food programme for the embassies’ FNS goals. »

Report on WFE Stakeholder workshop
April 17, 2019Research project
Report on WFE Stakeholder workshop

The two-day Stakeholder Workshop held in Kisumu on February 14 and 15, 2019, provided a platform for project partners, women in entrepreneurship, and other stakeholders to share information on the milestones and lessons learned in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project “Women Food Entrepreneurship (WFE)”. »

Mainstreaming and youth specific efforts to enforce the role of young people in African agricultural transformation
July 2, 2018Knowledge activity
Mainstreaming and youth specific efforts to enforce the role of young people in African agricultural transformation
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

Africa is facing high levels of unemployment among the youth, a growing youth bulge, rapid trends of urbanization, and unsustainable agricultural food systems. Young people in Africa are a world of challenges and opportunities and should be seen as key actors. But how can we enforce their role in the needed agricultural transformation? »

The IITA Agripreneur Approach
July 2, 2018Expert opinion
The IITA Agripreneur Approach
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

The IITA Youth Agripreneur initiative (IYA) is a youth-in-agribusiness model which was established to address the issue of unemployment and also provide a platform along the agricultural value chain for unemployed youth to generate wealth and create jobs. »

Youth Market Place
July 2, 2018Knowledge activity
Youth Market Place
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

During the foodFIRST conference on June 1, the F&BKP, AgriProFocus and YEP organized a “Youth Market Place” where several NGOs, networks and knowledge institutes presented their work related to youth in agro-food systems. In this article you can find details on the successful youth initiatives of these organizations. »

Capitalizing on untapped potential
June 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Capitalizing on untapped potential
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

This two-pager aims to summarize a state of the current art on the knowledge in this field. It builds on the knowledge gathered in the F&BKP Knowledge Portal on youth. It covers heterogeneity of youth, potential of mainstreaming and youth-specific interventions as well as comprehensive policies amongst others. It focuses specifically on youth employment and job creation, as it served as a background document to the workshop “youth agripreneurship in agricultural transformation” on June 1, 2018 »