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Young People, Farming & Food Conference
An international conference on the future of the agrifood sector in Africa
Accra, Ghana
19 March 2012 - 21 March 2012


This conference, co-hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), will critically examine:
  • How young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa as producers, entrepreneurs, employees, consumers and citizens
  • Changes in the agri-food sector and what this means for young people
  • The implications for young people of alternative policy approaches to the development of the agri-food sector.
As part of the conference, organizers are holding a competition to find the best media reporting in Africa on young people and agriculture. The competition is aimed at young African journalists and media specialists between the ages of 18 and 40. Entries should investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with young people's engagement in agriculture, or highlight successes or best practices.

Entries should be original pieces that are based in the country or region in which the journalist operates. Applicants must submit their entry in English only by email. Entries should be submitted to: and copied to:

The deadline for entry is Friday, February 17th.

Learn more: http://www.future-agricultures.org/events/young-people-farming-a-food

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