Apr 8, 2013

Mauritius National Agriculture Youth Policy Dialogue

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
The Faculty of Agriculture and the Food, Agricultural and Natural Research Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) will be convening a National Agricultural Youth Policy Dialogue at the Faculty on the 12 April, 2013. The objective of the dialogue is to deliberate on the issues of youth involvement in agricultural policy processes and especially those policies aimed at mainstreaming youth. A number of studies point to the fact that youth do not necessarily play a major role in the development of policies.

The findings of Mauritius case study "Current and Emerging Youth Policies and Initiatives with a Special Focus on links to Agriculture," will be presented. The dialogue will culminate into a policy brief that the FANRPAN focal point will consolidate and communicate to the Minister of Agriculture, including other relevant departments and stakeholders. The dialogue is expected to bring together representatives of youth bodies, businesses, policy makers, and law makers alike from various industries.

Mr Shane Hurdowar, FARPAN, Local Node Coordinator

Prof Yasmina Fakim Jaufeerally, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture

Ms Sitembile, Ndema, FANRPAN Representative adressing the audience, first in the row (from the Right), Ms Nawsheen Hosenally, Former Consultant for the case study, and second Ms Oree from the Agricultural Youth Section of AREU.

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