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CFS Special Event: Youth for Food Security and Nutrition, and Resilience
15 October 2015


During the CFS Special Event on Youth for Food Security and Nutrition, and Resilience on 15th October 2015 in Rome, Mrs Sithembile Mwamakamba, FANRPAN Natural Resources and Environment Programme Coordinator, moderated a discussion on case studies from different regions that set out challenges, successes and lessons learnt relating to the development of knowledge, skills and capacity for youth in agriculture. Panellists included: Mr. Jaime Albarillo Manalo IV from thePhilippine Rice Research Institute; Ms. Hlamalani Ngwenya from GFRAS AgriSETA initiative; and, Ms. Luz Mery Benavides Orrillo from International Movement of the Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth. The case studies presented areas of peer-to-peer knowledge transfer, vocational training and skills development, and education systems and research. Specific issues concerned with how to integrate traditional or intergenerational knowledge and the use of new technologies were interwoven throughout the various case studies. The conclusion offered interesting insights into how learning from these initiatives can inform the broader policy environment as well as the design of youth targeted policies, projects and programmes - with the overarching objective of providing attractive, remunerative and sustainable livelihoods for youth in agriculture to further food security and nutrition.

For more information on the proceedings of the CSF Special Event visit: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/3992/icode/

For more information on CFS Youth and Talent visit: For more information on CFS Youth and Talent visit: http://www.fao.org/cfs/cfs-home/cfsevents/youth/en/

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