Vegetable farmer Sabita Yadav uses solar pumps for irrigation, Kamalpur, Surunga Municipality 2, Saptari, Nepal

Vegetable farmer who uses solar pumps for irrigation in Kamalpur, Nepal. Photo: Nabin Baral / IWMI / Flickr .


Current world developments and shocks, are potentially leading to a reversal of the rural youth progress achieved in recent years in terms of inclusion and access to decent employment in food systems development. This event looks at the challenges today’s rural agripreneurial youth face in building capacities toward contributing to sustainable food systems, but also the opportunities these challenges can bring.

How can – and will – agripreneurial rural youth build capacities to support sustainable food systems? Co-organized by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and the Agriculture for Food Security 2030 programme (AgriFoSe2030), this event will address the capacity development needs of rural agripreneurial youth and how to enable them to take on the challenges of feeding a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050 in a sustainable manner.

Insights on the topic will be shared by speakers from AGRA, the Eastern African Farmers’ Federation, Baridi and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


  • Dr Agnes Kalibata – President of AGRA
  • Elizabeth Nsimadala – President of the Eastern African Farmers Federation
  • Tracey Kimathi – Founder of Baridi
  • Assem Abu Hatab – Associate Professor in Food and Development Economics (SLU)

This event will be part of the “A Day at Sida” event on 1 June 2022.

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The event will take place in person at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and will be streamed online.

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