SUPPORTING YOUTH AND THE GENERATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY OF FAMILY FARMING
Organized within the framework of the UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) and hosted by the World Food Forum, the Young Farmers’ Roundtable promotes youth engagement and seeks to ensure the generational sustainability of family farming.
Ageing in family farming across the world is a serious issue. Action must be taken to preserve and pass on the precious knowledge of long-experienced farmers and give space to new perspectives and ideas brought by younger members of the community.
Join us on Friday, 20 October at 8.30 am for the 2023 Young Farmers’ Roundtable
What more can be done for young farmers?
Around the world, farmers are ageing, and it’s a significant trend that threatens to seriously affect sustainable development and the very existence of family farming. Generational exchange in family farming is needed, and with young people poised to bring fresh perspectives and approaches, they can be agents of change in all dimensions of agrifood systems. It is crucial to engage with all ages in family farming vigorously.
Diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can bring new ideas to the table. Relationships to food systems can be uniquely shaped through multiple factors, including gender, class, wealth, health, geographical and rural or urban location, ethnicity, religious affiliation and migrant status. Recognizing these as valuable and working to open exchanges of knowledge, we can pave the way for more sustainable, inclusive and effective strategies and policies on youth in family farming.
Key topics at the Roundtable:
- Knowledge exchange: we’ll open the floor to knowledge and experience sharing between family farmers’ organizations, focusing on generational sustainability in family farming.
- Policy solution showcase: the spotlight will be on generational sustainability in family farming, and we’ll identify necessary actions in policy and legislative processes.
- Shaping the future: it’s time to create a brighter future for family farming. We’ll define the priority areas for future actions to support and mobilize young farmers and their organizations, and how the UNDFF plays a strong role.
The UNDFF Young Farmers’ Roundtable 2023 is co-organized by FAO and young members of family farmer organizations, fostering inter- and intra-generational exchange and the sharing of policy and practical solutions for the generational renewal of family farming. The event is hosted by the World Food Forum, and simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish.
Access the Concept note and Agenda below
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