From Food To Money in The Pocket: Engaging African youth in climate-smart agriculture

Agriculture requires innovative technologies and solutions in order to meet the increasing food demand due to growing population in the coming years. African governments with support from non-governmental organizations, international agencies and research institutions need to establish enabling environments and incentives to support youth initiatives to take up agriculture.”Dr Maren Radeny, CGIAR Research Program on …

Progress from Morocco

We took a trip to Morocco to hear from Dr Samuel Opoku Gyamfi. He is the Regional Coordinator of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) in North Africa. Here's what they have achieved so far: "We launched our first activities during the last COP 22 in Marrakech. After which we launched the SDG Training Program …

AFRICAN YOUTH SDGs TRAINING LAUNCH REPORT

ASSOCIATION DES FEMMES POUR LA PAIX ET ENCADREMENT DES FAMILLES Synergie, volonté, épanouissement. Récépissé de déclaration n° 00000395/RDA/J06/BAPP THEME : MAINSTREAMING THE YOUTHS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS     On Tuesday, December 29th 2015, the African Youth SDGs Training Program was launched at AFPEFAM’s head office at Mendong Visite technique with 30 participants from youth …

Celebrating FARA: Commemorating the 15th anniversary of our partner

By: Alejandra Soto (CSAYN Global Unit) On November 26th the celebrations of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) anniversary were inaugurated in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will continue till the 28th of this month. For this event many activities were prepared under the main theme “Delivering Africa’s Future Through Science-led Agricultural Transformation”, including the …

The CSA Youth Network Present at the Global Alliance for CSA Inaugural Meeting

By: Aishu Narasimhadevara On 24 September 2014, the inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, United States of America. The event was during the United Nations General Assembly when many events were going on to come up with global solutions to solve world problems. …

Case Study from the South-East region of Mauritius: Identification of CSA practices by students

By: Vagish Ramborun During a site visit conducted in the coastal villages of Mauritius namely Petit-Sable and Grand- Sable in the Southeast region of Mauritius, some 25 young students from the University of Mauritius doing a degree Agriscience and Technology were exposed to several climate-smart practices that vegetable farmers have adopted as their farming strategies. …

CSA and the Youth: Understanding climate resilient practices

In recent years much attention has been given to the changing climates and the impact it has on the environment, hence the creation of different measurements of mitigation and adaptation. While it is evident that all aspects of our lives are affected by environmental threats, there is one that bears major impacts and importance because our …