We encourage the youth to pursue a career in agriculture and related sciences and its entrepreneurial excellence and rural development, through targeted training, education and support mechanisms which ensure broader community interest. This includes correcting misconceptions about farming; consumption of certain agricultural products and educating the masses on sustainable solutions to global environmental problems.
Our aim to create an enabling environment for youth to enter into the agricultural sector, a supportive policy environment focused on youth is required. Access to land and finance is a barrier for many, which is essential for farming and agricultural entrepreneurship. Youth specific policies as well as providing a space for youth to engage in policy discussions .Youth inclusion in the development of policy on an organizational level is also important and can be facilitated through youth representation and/or advisors on boards, steering and/or executive committees.
A responsible agriculture, meeting global food security needs without depleting its resources, can only become a reality if young professionals are actively engaged in shaping the sector’s future.