MIJARC is actively involved in the preparation and facilitation of the special session on Youth : "Youth in Agriculture" of the 2012 Farmers Forum. This session will take place on February 18th 2012 in IFAD Headquarter and will gather 30 young farmers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Carribean.
This event is the opportunity for MIJARC to present the outcome of its pilote project "Facilitating rural youth access to agricultural activities" implemented in collaboration with FAO and IFAD.
Rachel Kalaba (MIJARC Zambia), Mélanie Faye (URJCS Senegal and member of the food sovereignty commission of MIJARC), Esteban Chavez Mozombite (President of JARC Peru), George Dixon Fernandez (president of MIJARC) and Clémence Roger (staff) will be representing MIJARC in this international meeting.
The programme is available below:
MIJARC pilote Project "Facilitating Youth Access to Agricultural Activities" in collaboration with IFAD and FAO is almost finalised. The mapping and survey data are being processed and will be included in the final publication.
Three regional workshops in presence of rural youth leaders and young farmer representatives were organised in Africa (Senegal), Asia and the Pacific (Sri Lanka) and Latin America (Peru) with focus on the drafting of specific recommendations to improve youth access to farming.
The recommendations and final outcomes of this project will be presented during the Youth session of the Farmer Forum of IFAD in February 2012. Read more