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On October 25th, 2017, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition opened an online discussion on the following question: "What should be the nature of post-capacity development support to these youth in order to retain them in agriculture, and to ensure the sustainability and long-term impact of youth-specific CD initiatives?"

IAFN submitted the following reflection, stressing the idea that the sustainability of capacity development initiatives depends on the establishment and maintenance of strong networks. 

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars programme has partnered with IAFN this year to raise awareness of the important issue of attracting youth in agriculture.

From Sight and Life: On the evening of November 8, Sight and Life proudly announced two winners of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award at the SUN Global Gathering in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Dr. Shilpa Bhatte and Dr. Ellen Piwoz were recognized as great leaders in the nutrition field who have a vision of an improved world and who inspire others to do the same. 

We are faced with the global challenge of recruiting and retaining youth in agriculture. Human capital and talent are essential drivers of growth, sustainability, and security across the entire food value chain. Supporting young agricultural leaders means investing in education, training, new access to capital, innovative agricultural technologies, and more. Read the position paper here.  

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