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Tell Policy Makers: Support Young Farmers Around the Globe!

It’s time for a revolution in the food system—young and new farmers need government support to nourish future generations. Farmers, businesses, policy-makers, and educators need to promote agriculture as an intellectually stimulating and economically sustainable career—and make jobs in agriculture and the food system “cool” for young people all over the world.Food Tank, as the presenter of Pivot TV and TakePart’s... More

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Making Agriculture “Cool” for Youth

Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world’s youth, agriculture simply isn’t seen as being “cool” or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay-off—and little room for career advancement. With an ageing population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people. This is a global challenge:... More

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BCFN Young Earth Solutions! Ideas to Change the Food System!

The global food system is plagued by paradoxes. More than 1 billion people in the world do not get enough to eat, but approximately the same amount of people—1.5 billion—consume too many calories. And often what they eat is of little nutritional value, creating a situation where malnutrition and obesity exist in the same communities and even the same families. The... More
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