Presentation on Youth in CRP dryland systems.

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Presentation was made on 28 August 2013 on Work Planning Meeting for Dryland Systems (CRP1.1)- South Asia organized by ICRISAT and ICARDA

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  • Why YPARD?youth are often doing a lot of the work but not getting adequate recognition and their voice and key concerns are not heard nor taken into consideration. ‘Silent’ performers; passive participantsLimited access to trainings, meetings aor attending conferences like this one.It’s not always easy for youths to speak up in their organisations, to give their viewpoint, to ask questions or to voice their concerns. YPARD can help to allow them to discuss these issues with other youth are the key stakeholders for the sustainability of the ARD arena
  • The relationship between climate change and agriculture is two-way but once the climate is disturbed, the whole agriculture system is affected
  • The relationship between climate change and agriculture is two-way but once the climate is disturbed, the whole agriculture system is affected
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • three global parameters: affordability, availability, and quality and safety
  • Presentation on Youth in CRP dryland systems.

    1. 1. A movement by youth, for youth, for agricultural development
    2. 2. • •Presenter Presenter Bivekananda Mahat •YPARD local representative, Nepal Youth
    3. 3. Overview  Young people are future and future generations of farmers  Young are adept at spreading new habit, raising awareness and advocates for change
    4. 4.  Important Question:  How to attract Youth in Agriculture?  How to keep youth engaged in Agriculture who are at present engaged in Ag?
    5. 5. Ways of attracting youth in Agriculture:  Mechanization (women Friendly)  ICTs  Microfinance & Microcredits  Skill transfer mechanisms
    6. 6.  Insurance of crops  Value adding trainings( selling processed products like ginger candy )  Agro-based industries (dairy farm, Oil producing companies)  Management of Market(internal and International)
    7. 7. Capacity Building  Farmers( Females and Males)  Agricultural graduates as we work in farm tomorrow through exposure Providing opportunities to learn
    8. 8. Major Issue that should be discussed today is Migration  Rural to urban and Emigration  Half million of the Nepali have migrated in foreign labor market ( Department of Foreign Employment)  A serious problem in developing countries.  Need of Urgent Advocacy
    9. 9. About Gender  Women comprise 43% of the average of the Ag labour force in developing countries.  If they have same acess to productive resources they could increase Yield of Farm by 20-30%.(FAO)
    10. 10. Effective tools  Top down and bottom up approach  Policy Dialogues among Scientists, policy makers and with explicit participation of the Youth.  Encouragement
    11. 11. Thank you

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