Building Inclusive Agricultural Technologies for Young People

2017–2018 Youth Think Tank Report

Building Inclusive Agricultural Technologies for Young People

2017–2018 Youth Think Tank Report

Policymakers and development practitioners have become increasingly enthusiastic about the ability of emerging technologies to unlock the potential for agriculture in Africa. While these technologies are both creative and compelling, few sector experts have explored both sides of this promise: determining how well innovation is supported and how well technologies have reached communities. The 2017-2018 research contributes to closing this gap.

The report captures the experience of young people in the agrifood system — both those who innovate and those they design solutions for. Instead of looking separately at these groups, the research sees innovators and adopters as part of a larger interconnected landscape, supported by those who contribute to building the enabling environments that help get technologies to communities. The research finds areas where the community of practice could do better to help improve collaboration.

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