Africa and Near East Youth Dialogue Outcomes
On 11 May, the Private Sector Mechanism hosted the first in a series of Youth dialogues. The event had 118 participants including youth, private sector, and Member State representatives. A key component of the event was to bring forward specific policy recommendations that could be taken into the upcoming CFS negotiations on the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems.
Coming out of the Africa and Near East Dialogue the highlighted recommendations were:
- Develop and implement policies that enable land tenure for youth
i. Promote land ownership policies for women e.g policies that allow women to inherit
ii. Support use of community land for lease – particularly for young farmers without
access to ancestral or inherited land
- Facilitate youth participation in continental trade and global exports
- Provide subsidies on farming inputs from youth farmer organizations
- Ensure youth representation in policy and decision-making
- Develop ecosystem policies that support access to finance for (and investment in) young
The next set of CFS negotiations will take place 4 – 6 July in Rome.