Thursday, October 14, 2010

Youth and AgKnowledge Session at AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair

Are you in your first few years of professional development?Do you think that we should be concerned about the lack of youth choosing agriculture as a career? Do you feel that we simply don't hear enough from the youth themselves? Then join us for the youth and agknowledge session.

During this discussion we plan to touch on several issues that are facing youth in agricultural research for development. Topics include examining the way that youth share knowledge and how they can have to confidence to bring innovation to their field. We will also look at issues related to the attractiveness of agriculture for today’s youth, from looking at how agriculture is perceived at a young age to the relevance of agricultural curriculum at the tertiary level and whether this is meeting the demands of employers when graduates enter the job market. What factors are dissuading youth from choosing agriculture as a career path and how can we change the perceptions as well as the realities?

This session will be chaired by Grace Mwaura, who is working at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya where she is focusing on the integration of agro forestry and environmental education issues into the Healthy Learning Programme. Courtney Paisley, who has recently taken up the position as coordinator of the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development(YPARD) and Maureen Agena, who is working as an Information and Networking Officer at the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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