Agriculture

“Our aim is to provide opportunities for rural youth to engage in their own enterprises”

Opening the door to youth employment is a priority for Kanayo F. Nwanze, the FAO Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger for the Africa Region. Nwanze trained as an agricultural research scientist and served as President of FAO’s sister UN agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, from 2009 to 2017.

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Dr KanayoIn his speech accepting the Africa Food Prize in 2016, Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze dedicated the Prize to Africa’s youth. “……with this prize, I pledge to continue to coach, mentor and inspire our younger generation in building a better and brighter future for this continent; our Africa,” said the then President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. Established in 2010, the Forum has emerged as Africa’s premier platform that brings together a range of critical stakeholders in the African agriculture landscape to discuss and develop concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.

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The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing. We invite the global community of researchers and research users to participate in this event.

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This post was first published on Compact2025.org

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