The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

22-23 November 2018. Salvador, Bahia/Brazil. 6th Brazil Africa Forum. Youth Empowerment: Transformation to Achieve Sustainable Transformation

Extract of the programme 

22 November. BRAZIL-AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS AND INNOVATION NETWORK (BRAIN)
& 8TH AFRICA AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE WEEK (AASW8) BRAZIL COUNTDOWN Side Event organized by FARA

23 November. YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURE: SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD SECURITY IMPROVEMENT

  • Special Address by Gilbert Houngbo | President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD (Video message)
  • Moderator: Bronwyn Nielsen | Editor at Large of CNBC Africa
  • Yemi Akinbamijo | Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
  • Livio Vanghetti | Vice President Global Partnership and Cooperation of Philip Morris International
  • Daniel Balaban | Director of WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger
  • Claus Reiner | Country Director of IFAD
  • Higino Francisco de Marrule |Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of the Republic of Mozambique

Agriculture is essential for Africa’s economic development, mainly due to the world’s arable and uncultivated land concentrated on the continent. Alongside this issue, there is a concentration of young people – the main vector of promoting the continent’s food self-sufficiency in line with sustainability – that with appropriate qualification can promote changes in the reality of the african continent. This session covered the following topics:

  • Awareness among young generation of working opportunities in agriculture
  • Sustainability application: using creativity
  • Improving knowledge on food security


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