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Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Public Meeting Building an Evidence Base on Rural Youth Employment and Livelihoods

Event Date: 
May 08, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development and USAID


Please access this interactive agenda to view powerpoints and recordings of this meeting. 

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite the food and agricultural research community, global development practitioners and donors, and U.S. Government interagency partners to participate in a public meeting on the evidence base on rural youth employment and livelihoods. The public meeting will be held in Washington, DC on May 8, 2018.  Participants also may join via livestream. A public comment period is scheduled from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm.

The purpose of the public meeting is to develop a shared understanding of rural labor markets and youth-specific constraints, discuss the evidence base on programs that aim to improve rural youth employment and livelihoods, outline cross-sectoral opportunities to support and empower youth to take advantage of agricultural system market opportunities, and identify knowledge gaps on which U.S. university research partners can generate evidence to address.

Expert panel discussions will be held on the following topics:

  • A Conceptual Framework on Youth and Agricultural Transformation
  • Framing the Evidence Base on Rural Youth Employment and Livelihoods
  • Youth Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities in the Agricultural and Food Sectors
  • Youth Productivity: Technology, Mechanization, and Global Value Chains
  • Gender Considerations and Youth Employment
  • Research, Learning and USAID Programming: The Role of U.S. University Research Partners in Generating Evidence

The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Brady Deaton, Acting BIFAD Chair and Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Missouri. Expert speakers include Dr. Louise Fox, USAID Chief Economist and Dr. David Tschirley, Food Security Group Co-Director, Michigan State University.

Please register for either in-person tickets or livestream access. The link to the livestream will be emailed to registered attendees one day prior to the event. For questions about registration, please contact Shanaz Waise at swaise@aplu.org. For all other questions, please contact BIFAD Designated Federal Officer Clara Cohen at ccohen@usaid.gov.


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