CONCEPT OF ASPIRING YOUNG AFRICAN FARMERS

In recent times, engaging youth in agriculture has been become a prominent topic and risen up the development agenda, as there is growing concern worldwide that young people have become disappointed with agriculture.

With most young people – around 85% – living in developing countries, where agriculture is likely to provide the main source of income it is vital that young people are connected with farming.

The UN World Health Organization predicts that “by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people.”

This means that more young people than ever before are moving to cities and towns to find work, leaving few behind to work in rural areas.

So how do we reignite the love for farming when the trend is to live in cities and towns? This is why Centre for Climate Change & Food Security (CCCFS) has come up with this subsidiary to help and motivate young people to go into farming.

CCCFS is engaging with a lot of young graduates to consider farming as an option to change their lives.

Under this subsidiary, CCCFS organises training workshop, seminars and community outreach for young people who want to go into farming.