Rural youth today, farmers tomorrow?
A rising number of rural youth in developing and emerging economies are turning their back on small-scale agriculture. Limited access to markets, assets, finance and infrastructure in rural areas, coupled with perceived employment opportunities in urban areas increasingly makes cities the preferred choice in the search for a better life. Yet small-scale farming remains a key source of livelihood and employment and will be critical to future food security. Engaging rural youth in agriculture is key in an era of rapid rural change. But are today’s policies and institutions up to the task?
Hivos and IIED organise a provocative seminar on this topic.
Date: 24 May
Time: 9.00 until 12.00 hour
Location: Idazaal, Prinsestraat 37, The Hague
Voor meer informatie, zie de website van Hivos