Of the 14 side events that I attended during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the event on farming, innovation and youth was the most engaging and energetic.
It was organized by World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Youth Economic Summit (YES) and the Chamber of Commerce of Rome. It aimed to provide a joint platform for various stake-holders (international organizations, government organization, NGO’s, private sector, research institutions and young farmers).
The room was full of young farmers and young people who work in agriculture sector. It was really a meeting of youth from all over the world: Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Slovenia, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Peru, Columbia, Georgia, Mongolia, Luxemburg and many more countries. After panelists finished presenting session’s moderator Mr. Corby Kummer, a senior editor of Atlantic Monthly, gave young people in the room the chance to speak about the main challenges they face while farming.
No microphones and no interpretation, but this is when all the fun begins! One by one, young farmers from different countries stood up and shared their opinions loudly as if there were “thirsty” to talk.
Read the full post on the CFS blog here.
Blogpost by Anudari Enkhtur, #CFS43 Social Reporter – (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. Anudari Enkhtur is one of five YPARD members who was fully sponsored by GFAR to participate in the GFAR social media bootcamp and to attend CFS as a social reporter from 17-21 October 2016.
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