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If Einstein had been a farmer


In a world of climate change, food insecurity and rapid urbanization, just try to imagine for a few minutes what Albert Einstein would be doing if he were a young farmer nowadays. Considering that obviously, the world has dramatically changed over the last 100 years since the “Theory of relativity” was developed.

“What do today’s young agricultural leaders need, to meet tomorrow’s SDG challenges?”, was the name of the 2nd side event I attended during the CFS44. Can we young people really become the generation that ended hunger, poverty and brought sustainable development leaving no one behind? (As the 2030 Agenda states)

Yes, youth can do it!

Today in the plenary session Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations said: “We have the tools and the commitment to end hunger”. I couldn’t agree more with that. Today, we not only have the commitment of the 193 Member States of the United Nations that signed the 2030 Agenda, but also the tools to make it real. Tools like the ones that are helping young entrepreneurs to reshape the world, tools that Einstein didn’t have in his times.

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.

This blogpost is based on the CFS44 side event “What do today’s young agricultural leaders need, to meet tomorrow’s SDG challenges?”

Blogpost by Diego Valencia, #CFS44 Social Reporter – diegokuchara(at)
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr

This post is part of the live coverage during the 44rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security, a social media project supported by GFAR. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.

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