Ask Ag About... Positive Youth Development
Involving youth in agriculture has become a major focus in development, as many countries continue to struggle with youth unemployment. Join this month's Ask Ag Online Chat, where the Feed the Future Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (InnovATE) program will answer your questions about Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs in agricultural development.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs provide opportunities for young people to build skills and exercise leadership in their communities. In addition, programs that involve universities, extension services, local organizations, government, schools and the private sector can be tremendous catalysts for change.
Experts will answer the following questions:
- Youth are very diverse. What tools or methods do community-based programs use to engage youth demographics, inclusive of gender, education, religion, and life-stage, in agriculturally-focused work?
- How should key stakeholders be engaged to create a positive youth development program?
- What types of training or extension services are most effective for creating sustainable community based youth programs?
- How are positive youth development programs different or new compared to other community-based programs used to provide agricultural and life skills to youth?
USAID Bureau for Food Security
USAID Education and Research in Agriculture (ERA) Project