The Nuffield International Farming Scholars programme has partnered with IAFN this year to raise awareness of the important issue of attracting youth in agriculture.
From Sight and Life: On the evening of November 8, Sight and Life proudly announced two winners of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award at the SUN Global Gathering in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Dr. Shilpa Bhatte and Dr. Ellen Piwoz were recognized as great leaders in the nutrition field who have a vision of an improved world and who inspire others to do the same.
We are faced with the global challenge of recruiting and retaining youth in agriculture. Human capital and talent are essential drivers of growth, sustainability, and security across the entire food value chain. Supporting young agricultural leaders means investing in education, training, new access to capital, innovative agricultural technologies, and more. Read the position paper here.
Africa is a youthful continent, with youth – defined by the African Union as every person between the age of 15 and 35 – currently constituting 35 percent of its population. By 2050, this number is expected to double, reaching over 830 million, meaning that 29 percent of the total world youth population will reside in Africa. FAO has launched an online discussion on this topic, which all are welcomed to join.