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]

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture: The future of agriculture is digital

17-19 January | Berlin, Germany

The eighth Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) took place in Berlin, Germany from 17 – 19 January 2019. A record number of national delegations and international organisations accepted the federal minister’s invitation for the International Conference of Agriculture Ministers. One major subject of the conference was the global digitalisation in agriculture.


Generation matters: Brussels Briefing n. 53 on the Role of Young Farmers

20 November 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

Rural youth was the focus of Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53, which was held on 20 November 2018 on invitation by CTA, ACP Secretariat, the EU and Concord, the European confederation for relief and development.


Events Rural Youth [ID: 175]
24. June
Global | Monday, 24. June 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa

African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF)

The African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) is an annual event of the African Development Bank’s Enable Youth Program. It attracts over 200 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies, investors, environmentalists, academia, development partners and government agencies.


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