At the Young Africa Works Summit, we asked the experts to finish the sentence: “Agriculture in Africa is…”
Almost 50 youth delegates from across the African continent are participating at the Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the video below to hear some of their perspectives on the first day of the Summit. You can also follow the youth conversation on Twitter at #YAW2015 and #youthvoice.
“I believe it is our responsibility as a young generation to make a difference in the agricultural sector,” said Laetitia Mukungu, Founder of the Africa Rabbit Centre.
Eric Kaduru, Co-founder and CEO of KadAfrica, discusses the opportunities for youth in agriculture and how agriculture is a business.
Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor, Youth Employment Programme of International Labour Organization, discusses youth employment trends in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rita Kimani, Co-founder and CEO of FarmDrive, shares how technology can improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa.
The Youth Livelihoods Diaries Research project is contributing to empirical data about youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. This year-long research effort is tracking the working behaviours of 268 youth between the ages of 18 and 24 in Uganda and Ghana. Watch the video below to learn more about this research project.
The Young Africa Works Summit brings together around 300 experts, young people and influencers to discuss opportunities in the agricultural sector for youth employment and entrepreneurship. Watch the below video to find out why agriculture could be the key to youth unemployment:
Africa has 600 million young people under the age of 25. These youth have aspirations and dreams of who they want to be, how they will contribute to their communities and the work they would like to do.
The USAID-supported East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta, the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) and the Toyota Kenya Academy have launched the second edition of the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition. This follows last year’s successful competition that attracted more than 800 participants from Sub-Saharan Africa. Out of the 35 youth finalists, 10 have gone on to win other prizes in the energy and agribusiness sectors, 10 have expanded and retained their agriculture-related enterprises and 15 are employed or pursuing higher education.