Young People, Farming & Food Conference

An international conference on the future of the agrifood sector in Africa


19-21 March 2012 – Accra, Ghana

Photo: Sven Torfinn / Panos

This conference, co-hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), will critically examine:

  • How young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa as producers, entrepreneurs, employees, consumers and citizens
  • Changes in the agri-food sector and what this means for young people
  • The implications for young people of alternative policy approaches to the development of the agri-food sector.

Presentation slides from the event are now available as links from the conference programme.


Latest articles

Conference Background
Conference Background
April 19, 2011 / Young People, Farming & Food Conference
In Africa, policy interest in the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’ focuses almost exclusively on the challenge of keeping young people in rural areas and engaged in farming. This approach ignores important drivers, trends and developments that are impacting on

Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
February 3, 2011 / Young People, Farming & Food Conference
Are young people’s life aspirations and the vision of a dynamic agricultural sector in conflict? Policy interest in the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), when it is evident, is framed by a combination of narratives relating