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Webinar: How to engage youth in horticulture value chains (Hort4Dev Professional Series)

Event Date: 
Aug 22, 2019
Time: 
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Online: 
Online Event
Host: 
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture

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This webinar will discuss how horticulture can offer profitable employment opportunities for youth in entrepreneurship and technology. Hear from a panel of experts on the benefits horticulture offers youth in this fifth webinar in the Horticulture for Development Professional Series, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture.

This webinar will begin online at 11 a.m. EDT, Aug. 22. Registration is free and required.

​​​​​​Panelists from USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, Making Cents International, and the Horticulture Innovation Lab will focus on horticulture as a particularly beneficial entry point for young agricultural entrepreneurs.  The webinar will highlight the advantages of youth engagement in the horticulture value chain to donors, implementing partners, and in-country actors. Panelists will include:

  • Hillary Proctor of Making Cents International will present on ways land access, family power structure, income control and entrepreneurial opportunities throughout the supply chain play a role in youth engagement in agriculture.
  • Erin McGuire of the Horticulture Innovation Lab will address advantages of horticulture in terms of nutrition, income potential, and short growth-cycles.
  • Debora Rivera of the Horticulture Innovation Lab (based in Guatemala) will share experiences from the program's MasRiego project, focused on promoting drip irrigation and climate resilience in Guatemala.
  • John Bowman of the USAID Bureau for Food Security will provide a broad perspective on programming for youth in horticulture in international development projects.

 Join the Twitter discussion about this webinar series with the hashtag #Hort4Dev.

More details about this youth in horticulture webinar are available on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage.

About the Horticulture for Development Professional Series

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is hosting a series of nine webinars focused on professional development for researchers, students, practitioners, and others interested in the intersections between horticulture and international development.

Webinars are scheduled for Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Webinar participants are invited to select individual sessions of interest. Participants who actively join all nine live webinars will earn a Horticulture for Development Professional Series certificate.

Find more information on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage, including upcoming webinar topics, registration links, and previous webinar recordings. For questions, please contact horticulture@ucdavis.edu.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is a global research network that advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. The program is led by UC Davis, with funding from USAID as part of the U.S. government’s global Feed the Future initiative.

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