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The Conference of Parties at its 23rd session (COP23) has requested that the Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation and Scientific and Technological Advice address issues related to agriculture. This piece was originally published in the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. You can read it in its original form here.

The International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) is proud to be supporting seven farmers and SME representatives to attend the FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 21st – 24th, 2017.

On October 25th, 2017, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition opened an online discussion on the following question: "What should be the nature of post-capacity development support to these youth in order to retain them in agriculture, and to ensure the sustainability and long-term impact of youth-specific CD initiatives?"

IAFN submitted the following reflection, stressing the idea that the sustainability of capacity development initiatives depends on the establishment and maintenance of strong networks. 

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars programme has partnered with IAFN this year to raise awareness of the important issue of attracting youth in agriculture.

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