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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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When young Africans hack the farming sector

The AgriHack Talent initiative is one of the CTA’s best-known projects, particularly through its AgriHack Pitch start-up support programme. We take a look back on this initiative, which, over the course of just a few years, has succeeded in bringin…

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Sep 6

African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Youth in agriculture: Showcasing and scaling models for agripreneurship

Across the continent, young agripreneurs are recognising untapped opportunities in the agrifood sector. Yet, ideally, they would be fostered by a supportive ecosystem to progress faster and more successfully along their journey. The ambition of scaling digitally-enabled, environmentally conscious, market-led ventures to deliver jobs and healthy food, while respecting the natural environment, ca…

Jan 23

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

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 addre…
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Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, Netherlands

Nov 1

Promoting innovative agripreneurship for market gardening in the Sahel

The promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship among young people is one of CTA’s strategic priorities across all ACP regions, and more specifically in West Africa, a region of huge unemployment among under 30s, often resulting in major rural exodus and significant migratory movements on the continent, but also on its periphery. In this context, CTA has been working for several years on initi…

Oct 8

Caribbean week of Agriculture 2018 - Youth and sustainable development: Building a brighter future for youth employment, entrepreneurship and innovation

The Government of Barbados hosts the 15th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018: Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the region”. This regional event provides a fo…
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Bridgetown, Barbados

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