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Succeeding as a young agripreneur - Pacific youth speak out

In the Pacific islands, where the population is expected to double by 2050, there is an urgent need for youth to become entrepreneurial and creative risk-takers to help develop innovative, and environmentally sustainable, agricultural economies. But,…

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Expanding the reach and benefits of digital agriculture

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society initiative was established in 2002 to support projects aimed at leveraging ICTs to enhance farmer knowledge and productivity. But did the programme help to close the gender and…

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Sep 5

Entrepreneurial Youth in Agriculture: New Skills and Technologies for Growth

To effectively harness the emerging opportunities for economic transformation and associated work opportunities for youth, policymakers need to anticipate how these trends will affect African agriculture and proactively formulate and implement pragmatic strategies to respond to them. The session will focus on the salient transformational changes influencing agriculture and employment patterns w…
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Kigali, Rwanda


Jun 7

EDD 2017: Youth in Agribusiness: Promoting Job Creation in Africa

Leveraging Investment and innovations for Africa’s youth and sustainable economic growth.There is an urgent need to create jobs and diversify economic activity in Sub-Sahara Africa. It is projected that the continent’s youth population will double to over 830 million by 2050 and 10-12 million youth enter the workforce each year, though only 3.1 million jobs are created. Yo…
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Havenlaan 86C, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

May 22

3rd German-African Agribusiness Forum

Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain: Tailor-Made, Sustainable and Smart SolutionsOver the coming decades, agriculture will be the main motor of the African labour market. Three-quarters of the population in Sub-Sahara Africa are already active in this sector. This is also crucial for the economic growth of African countries, accounting for one-third of GDP in…
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Sonnemannstraße 9, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

May 14

Connecting agricultural insurance to meet farmers’ needs – success stories and lessons

Weather-based insurance has the potential to benefit farmers by assisting them to withstand the effects of climate change. Through the provision of an insurance cover against erratic weather, farmers can be protected against food insecurity and hunger. Pilot projects on insurance have been implemented in different forms by a number of actors in various geographical areas. Some successes have be…
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Berliner Freiheit 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany

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