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Aug 12 2021

Transforming Food Systems | International Youth Day 2021

We’re celebrating this International Youth Day by recognizing the power of youth to change our world. This year’s theme is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.”

Youth hold enormous potential to incorporate new technologies, build robust agricultural systems, and champion climate action. But to do this, they need secure rights to land—the missing piece in many regions. Explore our selected resources below to learn more about the vast potential youth hold to transform our food systems and foster a healthier world.

3 Resources to Strengthen Youth Land Rights

  1. 1Land to the Youth: Clearing a Path for Youth Land Rights in Liberia to Grow Livelihoods and Transform the Rural Economy
    A fascinating case study of youth land rights in Liberia explores obstacles youth face and how Landesa and our partners are clearing a path for youth to access land.

  1. 2When you have land, you have power
    Speaking from Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, Dieu Merci Luundo, 26, describes how he and a group of young people are working to improve nutrition and food security in the camp, the effects of climate change on his community, and the importance of land.

  1. 3Why Securing Youth Land Rights Matter for Agriculture-Led Growth in Africa
    Africa’s “youth bulge” offers the continent’s greatest asset to grow agricultural productivity and food security while reducing poverty.

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