Young People, Farming & Food - Agrifood sector in Africa

  Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), in collaboration with the  Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, is organising an international conference to debate research findings and policy options around the theme “Young People, Farming & Food: the Future of the Agrifood Sector in Africa.”The conference will take place 19-21 March 2012 in Accra, Ghana. This conference, co-hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the ISSER, will critically examine:  
  • How young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa as producers, entrepreneurs, employees, consumers and citizens
  • Changes in the agri-food sector and what this means for young people
  • The implications for young people of alternative policy approaches to the development of the agri-food sector.
Media Reporting competitionIn the run-up to this international conference, there is a competition to find the best media reporting in Africa on young people and agriculture.This competition aims to encourage young and early career journalists and media specialists (between ages 18-40) to investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with young people’s engagement in agriculture, to showcase success stories and best practices that can be replicated, and to raise awareness on the important role of young people in agriculture and rural development.Read YPARD's information on this competition.  .