A youth-led research initiative supported by the MasterCard Foundation examined the experiences of young African agriculturalist in seven countries – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia.
With African countries facing a youth employment crisis, agriculture, the continent’s biggest industry, is increasingly seen as a crucial part of the solution. And one of the best ways to lure young people back to an aging sector is by increasing their access to technology and innovation.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) is launching seven hubs across the globe through which it aims to educate the young people on how to increase agricultural productivity, adapt to climate change and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.
Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture project awarded the first ever Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year 20180Comments
At the inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit 2018 held by the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF), the Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture project was announced as the winner of the first Climate Smart Agriculture Project of the Year Award.
Online discussion: Partnerships, innovations and financing for youth in climate-smart agriculture | 23 April-21 May34Comments
Join the online discussion and share your views on making climate-smart agriculture activities attractive and accessible to the youth.
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Climate-smart agriculture has a profound impact on Kenya. The country is incredibly vulnerable to crises from extreme weather due to the reliance on climate-sensitive natural resources. The agriculture sector is a major contributor to the national GDP, which also leaves Kenya’s economy weak during periods of flooding or drought. The World Bank has recently approved… Read more »