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Developing Holistic Youth and Agriculture Policies FANRPAN High Level Policy dIALOGue 2011 J . F . Fonseca. Structure. Part I: Highlights Day 2 and Day 3 Part II: FANRPAN Project on “Developing Holistic Agriculture and Youth Policies”, supported by CTA.

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Developing Holistic Youth and Agriculture Policies

FANRPAN High Level Policy dIALOGue 2011

J. F. Fonseca


Structure

  • Part I: Highlights Day 2 and Day 3

  • Part II: FANRPAN Project on “Developing Holistic Agriculture and Youth Policies”, supported by CTA

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Context

  • Demographic growth

  • Declining and ageing agricultural population

  • Youth : bulk of the population

  • Rural – urban migration

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  • Youth as part of the problem

  • Factors:

  • Unemployment

  • Underemployment

  • Large periods of inactivity

  • Working poverty

  • Resulting in:

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  • Youth - Absolute advantages in:

  • Technologies

  • Information & knowledge brokerage

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  • Demographic dividend

  • Innovation & productive investments  higher per capita income

  • Working age population > dependent population

  • Educated, healthy, motivated youth with jobs and decent salaries

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Agricultural value chains

  • Rural – urban continuum

  • Agriculture: more than food on the table

  • Productivity based agricultural transformation + value addition: opportunities for the youth

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Challenges faced by the youth in AVC:

  • Few assets (land, finance…)

  • Limited access to valuable info

  • Lack of investment opportunities

  • Minimal technical support

  • Undefined market options

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  • Agriculture and youth

  • Don’t treat youth as a homogeneous group: cater for different problems, needs and demands

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  • Youth

  • Rural – urban youth

  • Different levels of education; illiteracy

  • School and post-school youth

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  • Capacities talented ones

  • Opportunities

  • Voice and youth organizations within and outside the agricultural/rural sector

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  • Capacities talented ones

  • Education, extension, access to information, health, collective wisdom…

  • Training: technical knowledge, managerial skills, leadership, critical thinking, moral development

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  • Opportunities talented ones

  • Access to land, stable finance, equipment…

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Job and decent salaries

  • Services and institutions

  • Various, new professions along VC!

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  • Voice talented ones

  • Space for policy representationand engagement

  • Multi-stakeholders policy dialogue

  • Representation at managerial level

  • Support to youth organizations, clubs, networks, forums, …

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Developing a holistic youth and agriculture policy framework

  • A FANRPAN Project supported by CTA

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  • A case for holistic agriculture and youth policies

  • Renewed interest in youth policies, but where is agriculture? Governments? CAADP? AU? Global debates?

  • Urban bias which increases as problems in urban areas become more acute

  • Within agricultural policies: youth not an specific issue

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  • A need for:

  • Sound technology-based agricultural transformation policies

  • Explicit youth policies with specific policy instruments under agricultural policies

  • Policies and institutions to building on, and going beyond, success stories

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Expected outcomes

The project will contribute to:

1. Youth and agriculture policies developed and treated in all its dimensions and components as a national priority

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  • 2. Coherent cross-sectoral policies for the development of capacities, opportunities and incentives for the engagement of youth in agricultural value chains designed

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3. Meaningful and active engagement of young people in agriculture policy processes and decision-making through capable youth-based organizations

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4. Political and public support as well as scientific, technical and financial resources for policy formulation and implementation

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Expected results

1. Youth interests, views and proposals identified and taken into consideration

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  • 2. Opportunities for developing and

  • streamlining youth specific policies

  • into agricultural policies identified

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  • 3 . Advocacy strategies for developing opportunities, capacities and incentives for young people in agricultural value chains outlined

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Methodology

Research and analysis

National level

Regional synthesis

Consultations

Formulation of policy proposals

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Methodology

  • Media work: conventional media, social media

  • Advocacy and lobbying

  • National, regional, continental engagement (NEPAD/CAADP…)

  • Capacity development

  • Resource mobilization

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Year 1 Activities

  • Country case studies on current and emerging youth policies with a special focus on links with agriculture

    • Start: October 2011

    • Draft report: February 2012

    • Final report, incl. synthesis: March 2012

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Year 1 Activities

  • Country case studies on current and emerging youth policies with a special focus on links with agriculture

    • Start: October 2011

    • Draft report: February 2012

    • Final report, incl. synthesis: March 2012

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Case studies: outputs

  • Views and interests among young people, taking into account current changes in agriculture

  • Coverage of rural youth and agriculture under current national youth policies and initiatives assessed

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Case studies: outputs

  • Institutions, mechanisms and tools for engagement of youth in policyprocessesdescribed

  • Opportunities for streamliningyouth and agriculture intoyouthpolicies and agricultural policies

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  • N ational and regional evidence-based multi-stakeholder policy dialogue: Tanzania, October 2012

  • Media outreach on agricultural and youth policies: ongoing, starting 2011 FANRAPN Policy Dialogue

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2012 – 2014 Programme continental decision-makers and stakeholders

To be developed: first working session: Saturday, 25/09/11


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