New policy brief: Agroforestry and youth

Mwita Igayi, young farmer from Tanzania on the cover of the policy brief. Photographer Joy Kivata.

On 10 March 2022, Agroforestry Network launches the policy brief Agroforestry and youth – possibilities and barriers. The brief outlines concrete recommendations for policymakers on how to use agroforestry in an inclusive manner to create new opportunities for youth in food systems.

Young farmers living in rural areas today face challenges such as mounting unemployment combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing food insecurity and aggravating impacts of climate change. Agroforestry – a farming technique that combines cultivating crops, pasture and trees – can address some of these challenges and also contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read the policy brief here . Watch the launch event here.