CABI trains young service providers to help smallholder mango farmers in Kenya produce quality goods for export

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CABI, under the PlantwisePlus programme, has trained more young service providers who will share their lessons learnt to help smallholder mango farmers in Kenya produce better quality goods for more profitable export markets.
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How Jamaica is supporting young people in agriculture

‚ÄúAt first, I don‚Äôt think he wanted us in farming. He more wanted a nurse, or a flight attendant, or something like that.‚ÄĚ Justine is a young farmer in Jamaica who initially faced resistance from her father. She and her siblings are now preparing to take over the family farm.
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How young people are bringing nature-based solutions to farmers

Young spray service providers are changing environmental protection and food safety by offering natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. They‚Äôre changing farmers‚Äô minds about the types of pest control they use. In this blog, we look at PlantwisePlus training in pesticide application and how the programme supports young people ‚Äď the future of safer and more…
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Youth Skills Day: empowering and supporting young people in agriculture

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To mark Youth Skills Day, Deogratius Magero, CABI’s Youth Engagement Manager for Africa, discusses why youth skills development programmes are vital for food security.
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Empowering young men and women through agricultural skilling in Uganda

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Youth unemployment continues to be a pressing issue in Uganda, particularly among secondary school graduates. The lack of job opportunities not only affects individuals but also poses challenges to the overall development of society, writes Harrison Rware, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and Caroline Aliamo, Projects Officer, based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
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5 ways that youth agricultural training benefits young people in Uganda

Youth agricultural training is bringing hope to young people in Uganda. Here, youth unemployment is a significant crisis. Around 70% of unemployed people are youths. There are ample job opportunities in the agriculture sector. However, many youths lack the skills they need to secure careers in farming.
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Africa’s youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

This article was originally published on SciDev.Net We need to ensure that Africa‚Äôs future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well, argues Sylvia Ng’eno By 2050, Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to a third of the world’s young people, who will play a key part in feeding future generations. No region is this phenomenon of having…
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Clinica de plantas con la participación de jóvenes estudiantes del tecnológico de tarata

En Bolivia, ubicado en el Departamento de Cochabamba, Municipio de Tarata, se encuentra el Instituto Tecnol√≥gico Agropecuario Industrial Tarata, ITAIT. Fundado en 1983, dependiente del Ministerio de Educaci√≥n, provee formaci√≥n superior no universitaria y su misi√≥n es formar profesionales altamente calificados, comprometidos y responsables que respondan a las demandas del mercado laboral local y nacional.…
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Education on safe pesticide use crucial for farmers in rural Kenya

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A team from CABI,  AMPATH  and Corteva recently visited an area in the Rift Valley and discovered alarming evidence that farmers are unaware of the harmful effects of agricultural pesticides. Through indiscriminate use, poor handling, storage and application of pesticides, farmers in the area are harming consumers and themselves.
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More than advice: farmers say paid-for extension must provide a ‚Äúbundle of services‚ÄĚ

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia.
Agricultural advisory services are a critical factor to promoting agricultural development, and investments in extension services are potentially important tools for improving agricultural productivity and increasing farmers’ incomes, two desirable outcomes of food security and poverty reduction articulated in MDGs and SDGs.
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