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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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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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