Accelerating Youth, Education & Innovation in Agribusiness for Sustainable Development

Involvement of local youth in developing agri-food value chains is key to face the challenges of an increasingly knowledge-intensive agriculture, while at the same time providing local employment and meet the needs of a growing global population. This will retain local human capital where it is needed most, and will reduce migration flows.

The future food system is open-source, high-tech and operates through networks

“While the third agricultural revolution boiled down to the effects of a small number of actors focusing on the singular goal of maximizing the yields, I believe the fourth revolution will be the opposite — a huge amount of actors across disciplines will crowdsource multivariable solutions, based on a greater understanding of the emergent phenomena in agricultural systems.”

Global Goals: Let’s do it!

Young people are central to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; many are already working on creating a more sustainable future, shaking and moving the existing state of order with innovative thinking, creativity and passion.

#Hack4Ag Uganda: Developing ICT Tools to Empower Smallholder Farmers

Photo courtesy Arne Hoel/World Bank (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Hackathon is a collaboration between the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR), the Government of Uganda and the Government of South Korea to develop ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Ugandan agriculture.

Global Innovation Fund – utilising innovation to reduce poverty

Photo courtesy  ILO/Muntasir Mamun (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The seminar will take place within the Global Entrepreneurship Week, at Sida in Stockholm. Do not miss this opportunity to ask the GIF team about the application process or the different stages of financing. Previous GIF grantees will be there to share their success stories, and give a hint on what works and not.