#AskAg: Youth in Agriculture
USAID, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Join us on November 13 for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on Youth Development in Agriculture, co-hosted by USAID, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Youth make up about one fifth of the population of developing and emerging economies, and are the next generation of farmers, agridealers and extension agents. How do we equip young people with the skills they need to effectively transform agricultural development? What sort of institutional capacity needs must be met to ensure developing countries can adequately prepare their youth for these jobs?
Join Agrilinks and our experts for a twitter chat on youth development in the agricultural value chain. Don't forget to come prepared with questions and ready to share stories of your own!
Twitter Accounts to Follow:
Mark Varner, APLU: @MAVatAPLU
Marina Cherbonnier, YPARD: @MarinaDev
Mark Brennan, Penn State|UNESCO: @unescochairpsu
Potential Guiding Questions:
What are the biggest hurdles facing youth in agricultural development?
What skills do youth need to be most effective in the agricultural #valuechain?
What ag policies and programs promote youth capacity building and development?
What informational resources are out there to help empower youth interested in agricultural development?
How to Participate:
If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter training.)
Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.