Policy brief launch by Agroforestry Network:
Agroforestry and youth – possibilities and barriers
Youth are in a transitional phase between being a child and becoming an adult – a transition that in itself can be a challenge. Young farmers living in rural areas today face additional challenges, such as mounting unemployment combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing food insecurity and aggravating impacts of climate change. Agroforestry – a farming technique that combines cultivating crops, pasture and trees – can address some of these challenges and also contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During this lunch webinar, Agroforestry Network launches the policy brief Agroforestry and youth – possibilities and barriers, showcasing the role of agroforestry for young farmers’ livelihoods in sub-Saharan African countries. The brief outlines concrete recommendations for policymakers on how to use agroforestry in an inclusive manner to create new opportunities for youth in food systems.
Date: 10 March 2022
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 CET
Recording: Watch the recording from the event here.
Coordinator: Matilda Palm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction by Eva Åberg, Director of Vi Agroforestry/Vi-skogen
Key note speaker Stockholm+50 and youth, Anna Axelsson, Sida
Presentation of the policy brief, Alice Castensson and Jonathan Eng, Siani
Panel dialogue, moderated by Matilda Palm, Coordinator Agroforestry Network. Panelists:
- Akilimali Ndatabaye Ephrem, Université Officielle de Bukavu, DRC
- Stephano Msuya, MVIWAKI (National Networks of Farmers’ Groups in Tanzania)
- Celina Butali, Regional Gender, Children and Youth Advisor, Vi Agroforestry/Vi-skogen
- Elizabeth Gulugulu, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change Zimbabwe, representing the Sthlm+50 Youth Task Force
Conclusions and way forward, Matilda Palm, Coordinator Agroforestry Network