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April 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Facilitating next-generation African, Caribbean and Pacific agriculture through youth entrepreneurship, job creation and digitalisation

This workshop identified critical success factors for rural entrepreneurship and job creation and resulted in two briefs. The first argues that outh-inclusive investments to modernise the agricultural sector will unleash its huge potential. The second explores the challenges and opportunities facing young people trying to enter the agricultural and agribusiness sector. »

February 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Generation Africa – A landscape study: Youth enterprise in Africa’s agri-food sector

This landscape study seeks to answer the question: “What can we do today to inspire and propel the “agri-food stars” of tomorrow?” The study reveals a window of opportunity to strengthen the ecosystem of support around young entrepreneurs, helping them to build successful enterprises, including high-growth businesses, spurring job creation and a vibrant agri-food economy. »

F&BKP newsletter February 2019 (#01)
February 8, 2019News
F&BKP newsletter February 2019 (#01)

In the February 2019 Newsletter, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) informs about having entered its second phase with the approval of the Plan of Action 2019-2022 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The F&BKP, Embassy Support Programme and Talent Pool will continue as the Knowledge Programme for Food Security.   This Programme will increase the »

Supply and demand factors influencing youth employment and entrepreneurship in agrofood systems
January 30, 2019Knowledge activity
Supply and demand factors influencing youth employment and entrepreneurship in agrofood systems
Theme: Youth in agrofood systems

In many continents, young people represent a promising, yet untapped potential for disruptive innovation for transforming food systems. Though, many young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. In the fifth CoP Youth meet-up on January 23, CTA and WUR presented a comprehensive framework and brief on supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship. »

August 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
How digital apps and services are boosting rural youth employment

In this blog by FAO, several digitial innovations examples are mentioned that are stimulating youth back to agriculture. There are already new ways of working in agriculture that harnesses digital and technological innovations, rendering it more efficient and, not as a small byproduct, providing new opportunities and services for young entrepreneurs. »

F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)
July 9, 2018News
F&BKP newsletter July 2018 (#04)

In its July newsletter the F&BKP presents an extensive report about the IOB dialogue on the Dutch food security policy review, with summary and outcomes. Also the Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized during foodFIRST, are highlighted. »