The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
Jan 23

Community of practice youth in agribusiness - Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment and entrepreneurship

Community of practice youth in agribusiness - Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment and entrepreneurship

Event Overview

Young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. A growing aspiration gap lays bare the friction between economic realities and what it means for youth to be gainfully employed or a successful entrepreneur. The agri-food sector holds a great deal of potential. While national and global organisations are recognising the urgency of addressing the matter of youth employment and entrepreneurship, their approaches have yielded varying results. Will present interventions lead us to achieve our ambitious goals?

In this 5th community of practice meet-up, CTA and WUR want to discuss with you about the framework and accompanying brief they developed on “Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment and entrepreneurship”. The purpose of this model and the brief is to propose a systems approach and to serve as a guide for those who are deciding where to best intervene or for their investments to have greatest impact on youth employment and entrepreneurship.


If you like to attend, please contact Rolf Schinkel ( or Babs Ates ( by 17 January 2019.

Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, Netherlands


  • Beks, Alexander

  • Ates, Babs

  • Uenk, Corry

  • Janssens, Elske

  • Di Matteo, Filipe

  • de Moor, Ivonne

  • van der Mheen, Jennie

  • Jacobs, Judith

  • Schneemann, Jochem

  • Lohento, Ken

  • Turolla, Maya

  • Reinders, Margriet

  • de Roo, Nina

  • Kroesen, Otto

  • Schinkel, Rolf

  • Monasch, Roeland

  • van Vugt, Simone

  • Rooijakkers, Sjoerd

  • Blom, Sietse

  • Bodewes, Wolt


  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • AgriProFocus

    AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their individual and collective impact increases. Active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, and linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide, we are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market oriented, business driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow. Entrepreneurs who together can, and will, make a difference for sustainable food and nutrition security at national, regional and international level.

  • WUR

    Wageningen University is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community. Wageningen UR is a partnership between Wageningen University and DLO consisting of 10 specialised research institutes. Many of our web pages list the contact persons for the related topics.