Growing Food and Agri-Business Leaders
Food insecurity is one of the world’s most pressing issues: the number of those facing chronic food deprivation, has is nearly 821 million, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Food production must double by 2050 to feed more than 9 billion people while the Agro-food industry must attract. The young people of today are the farmers who will feed the world in 2050. Yet, too many young people are far removed from agriculture and have little understanding of the agricultural value chains, food systems or careers that are vital to feeding the world. 4-H Kenya is committed to
4-H is preparing today’s youth to address the challenges of an increasingly complex world and create long-term solutions to food insecurity. Our programmes develop young agricultural leaders by equipping youth ages 6 to 30 with the knowledge, resources, and access to markets needed to produce and distribute food to feed the world. The 4-H Enterprise Garden model provides a successful framework for helping young people to understand agricultural value chains and food systems and to identify gaps and opportunities for policy action and agribusiness. In Kenya, they are already providing young people with knowledge and tangible skills — helping to fuel transformational change in six counties.