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The website conveys specific, helpful information and herewith supports the work of the members. Furthermore the website positions the Platform as a forum that is engaged in knowledge-sharing, advocacy and networking. The latest section aims to improve the interaction between members and raise awareness about agriculture and rural development policies by offering reliable and synthesised information about international and members’ related news and activities in ARD.

Trade and invest in one Africa: The 2019 World Export and Development Forum

20 November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 2019 World Export Development Forum assembled more than 1,000 business leaders, policy makers, and young entrepreneurs. The Forum focused on women and youth through a SheTrades global event and the Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES!) Forum, a unique platform for youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.


Rural youth and decent jobs creation in food systems: The youthful future of African agribusiness

19 November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Rural youth and decent jobs creation in food systems" - a side event of the Global Donor Platform's Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth brought together young agripreneurs from Africa as well as donors and repüresentatives of implementing organisations.


A big “YES” to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment

20  November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On 20 November, the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia hosted the second edition oftThe Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Forum (YES! Forum). Several hundred young entrepreneurs and agripreneurs from all over Africa had followed the invitation.


Creating employment opportunities for rural youth: Building on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report

Berlin, Germany | 21 October 2019

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organised a joint event on 21 October in Berlin to build on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report - Creating employment opportunities for rural youth.


Rural Youth – a theme resonating well at CFS46

The topic of rural youth was prominently featured this year at CFS 46 with a large number of youth delegates engaged in different side events and participating in different plenary sessions during the week.


G7 Framework on decent job creation for rural youth in the Sahel

24-26 August 2019 | Biarritz, France 

The fight against inequality was at the heart of the discussions at the G7 Summit that took place in Biarritz, France from 24-26 August 2019



The 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum: Empowering African Entrepreneurs

26-27 July 2019 | Abuja, Nigeria

On 26 July 2019, Abuja, Nigeria saw the largest gathering of Africa’s entrepreneurs from across various sectors in a two-day event organized by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).


IFAD's 2019 Rural Development Report- Creating Opportunities For Rural Youth

July 2019

IFAD has recently released its latest Rural Development Report. The report titled Creating opportunities for rural youth”.


Africa Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) 2019 – Investing in young agripreneurs to open a new chapter in Africa’s development

24-28 June 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa

Over 200 participants gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the Africa Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) under the “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth”.