Rural Youth [ID: 41]

Rural Youth

Youth accounts for one out of every six people worldwide. Globally, millions of young people are bound to engage in agriculture. These young women and men will shape the future of the agriculture and rural development. Thus, addressing inclusive rural transformation entails bringing rural youth on board, empowering them to speak for themselves with their experiences and ideas, and creating the means for them to connect, share and develop solutions for the challenges they face.

The future of agriculture and rural development depends on the young generation. Throughout the world, however, being young and living in rural areas equals a twofold challenge. A growing number of donors recognizes that empowering the young for a sustainable rural space is key for sustainable development and for achieving the next level of the SDGs. Youth are at the heart of the future of agriculture, food production and rural development, but it requires inclusive strategies that help making agriculture and rural livelihoods more attractive for them.

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Latest Rural Youth [ID: 174]

Insights into FAO’s and OECD’s youth programmes

19 June 2019 | Zurich, Switzerland

Representatives of of FAO and OECD shared findings, experiences and lessons regarding rural youth employment with different donor representatives in a working group meeting back-to-back to Platform's Annual General Assembly 2019.



#DanceforChange - IFAD's virtual petition for rural youth

07 June 2019

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is taking an unique approach to drawing the attention of world leaders to invest in young people as a means to end global hunger and poverty.


The rural digital revolution

29 May 2019

ICTs could make agriculture a more promising career path for millions of young people given their potential to increase market access, provide weather forecasts and link rural farmers to information networks and other farmer. This is the message of a webinar organised by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in cooperation with partners.  


Events Rural Youth [ID: 175]
3. September
Global | Tuesday, 3. September 2019 | Accra, Ghana

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) - Steering Committee meeting of the Youth Technical Working Group

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), organized by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is considered to be the world's premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.


Publications Headline [ID: 190]
Publications Rural Youth [ID: 189]


The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development published a new comprehensive study that highlights current approaches, trends and remaining questions in donor engagement with rural youth.


Contact Rural Youth [ID: 176]

Oliver Hanschke

Communications Advisor
Phone: +49 171 1052809