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Youth-led sustainable agriculture for urban food systems in East Africa workshop report

In East Africa, particularly Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda almost 20% population are youth between the ages of 15 and 24 and most are from rural background. FAO with Rikolto2 and YPARD3 organized a 5-day workshop for this community to facilitate an open space for young farmers to interact, learn sustainable agriculture practices for production of different crops in select value chains that are closely linked to urban markets.

The workshop was held in Mbale, Uganda from 25th to 29th March 2019. Participants included 40 young professionals involved in agricultural activities in Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. A needs assessment of the 40 participantsÂ’ expectations was conducted and three main learning objectives were identified.

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