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FAO Rwanda Newsletter, 3rd quarter 2018 - Issue#3, Volume 4












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    FAO Rwanda newsletter Volume 3 - Issue#4, 4th quarter 2017
    Rebalancing Agriculture to improve gender equality in the sector and promote best agricultural practices.
    2018
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    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collaborated with lawmakers in Rwanda to discuss the importance and effectiveness of gender mainstreaming as the country works to realize global and regional commitments. This high level policy dialogue, titled “Rwanda agriculture policy and its nexus with gender equality: Malabo Declaration and the SDGs for Climate-Smart Agriculture”, highlighted challenges that are still evident in mainstreaming gender, such as constraints in accessing markets, limited access to tools and transport facilities, and women having less access and control over their household’s agricultural resources. An small-scale irrigation technologies project in rural Rwanda helped farmers in Kirehe, Kayonza and Nyagatare Districts to increase food production as well as being able to grow crops all year round. The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) funded project supported 200 vulnerable households, mainly women-headed, to establish poultry farms for egg production. The project also helped improve nutrition, as families benefitted from additional protein by adding eggs to their diets.
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    Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa
    FSN Forum activity report No. 153
    2018
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    This document summarizes the online discussion Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 16 July to 10 August 2018. The discussion was organized to gather views in advance of the 20-21 August regional conference “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” in Kigali, Rwanda. The major thematic areas of the conference focused on youth and entrepreneurship, digital innovation, and the future of work in the rural economy. The FSN Forum online discussion provided an opportunity for young people engaged in agriculture and rural development across Africa to share related experiences, successes stories, lessons learned, and good practices, and to raise issues/questions that could be addressed at the Kigali conference.
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    Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA) Programme
    Accelerating job creation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness
    2021
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have developed a joint regional programme titled "Opportunities for Youth in Africa: Accelerating Job Creation and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness". The programme is in response to a dedicated call for accelerating efforts in the area of job creation. This call was made during the 2018 Conference on Youth Employment in Agriculture co-organized by the African Union, the Government of Rwanda and FAO, which took place on 20-21 August 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, with the theme “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship”. This brochure frames the OYA programme to align it with the priorities of donors including migration, human security and sustainable transitions. It also gives greater visibility to the programme's theory of change, objectives and targets of implementation.

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