2021 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Side Event

Posted on October 18, 2021

The World Food Prize Side Event: ROLE OF YOUTH IN BUILDING RESILIENT AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS IN AFRICA


Hosted by: AAP/MSU
7:30am (CDT) – 9:00am (CDT)
Thursday, October 21, 2021
AAP Side Event: REGISTER HERE
World Food Prize Virtual Ticket

FREE for Students and Developing Global South


Building a sustained and resilient agri-food system in Africa is an intergenerational mandate which
demands the active engagement of African youth. With their large numbers, relatively high educational
levels, and affinity for digital technology, African youth represent an indispensable resource, which if
properly harnessed, can foster a more resilient and productive agri-food system. However, questions
remain on effective strategies to harness youth innovativeness and energy.

To help provide guidance for policy, this session will discuss evidence-based and pragmatic approaches that could foster productive youth engagements supportive of resilient agri-food systems in Africa. A panel of experts drawn from MSU and AAP partner institutions, foundations, and youth leaders will share insights
highlighting the relevance of the agri-food system to youth livelihoods, the role youth could play to
foster a resilient agri-food system, and salient trends, barriers, and promising entry points for policy that
could equip African youth with the skills, space, and resources to effectively contribute to a productive
and resilient agri-food system.

Published by Esley Van Der Berg

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