Policy Seminar

Youth Required: Building Resilient Food Systems for a Sustainable World

Co-Organized by The Hunger Project and IFPRI
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:30 am to 11:00 am EST



This youth-led event featured a multigenerational dialogue about the urgent challenges in expanding opportunities in agriculture for today’s youth, with questions put to high-level experts. What are the best practices that will foster youth buy-in to agriculture? How is globalized communication affecting youth goals? Can youth leadership and cross-sectoral partnerships be strengthened to build resilient food systems? The growing youth population, falling interest in farming, and potential impacts of climate change on food security make it imperative that agricultural markets and value chains be expanded with youth.