An opportunity to design projects that contribute to rural agricultural development in Peru.
2021 is the second year in which the pandemic continues to affect Peru's economic and agricultural sectors. Especially agriculture which is one of the less admired and recognized sector, despite its importance to the populations survival.
Given this context, we believe that it is necessary to keep a training space that inspires commitment to rural agricultural development especially as regards the youth. That is why on May 1st we inaugurate our fourth School for Young Ruralists. It is a virtual space design to develop capabilities in youth for the generation of new agricultural projects.
This year our call reached more than 400 applicants at a national and regional level. As a result, 120 young people were shortlisted, including 20 from Metropolitan Lima, 80 from different regions of Peru, and 20 from countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Paraguay. We need to highlight that has 54% of the participants are women. The future scholarship recipients may be part of a cultural ecosystem rich in experiences, learning, and support from senior professionals.
Our initiative is possible thanks to the financial support of the United States Embassy in Peru, and our allies the Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR) for academic support, The Alumni USA Network, the Ypard Latin America and Caribbean Regional team, and the Latin American Network of Rural Extension Services (RELASER).
Our long-term impact is to boost a more sustainable and inclusive agriculture lead by youth in all Latin America.
We invite you to share this project to reach more people interested in the rural and agricultural development in respective countries within Latin America, and the Caribbean in order to have a positive impact on thousands of farmers.
Our school begins on the 1st of May 2021 and runs until the 14th of August 2021.