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Youth submissions online and ready for your vote: what are the key messages?

One month ago, Courtney and I reflected on the four recurring issues raised over and over again in events and activities with youth involved in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, conservation, development : (1) the lack for finance, (2) unattractiveness of the sector among the youth, (3) mismatch between the education system’s deliveries and the needs of the job market, (4) the lack... More
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Thought for Food Global Summit 2013 and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services Annual Meeting 2013

In March of 2013, young professionals in agriculture, Mr. Luke Smith, Ms. Donna Marie Moon-Sammy, Mr. Alpha Sennon, Mr. Stephan Monsamy and Mr. Keron Bascombe entered the Thought for Food Global Competition for university students to tackle the world’s food issues. As a result Mr. Sennon, Mr. Smith and Mr. Bascombe attended the Thought for Food Global Summit held in Berlin,... More
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Working with young farmers to avoid the urban drift

I was raised in a dairy farm on the rural outskirts in the Tailevu North Province, Fiji Island. After primary education I moved to Suva the City to further my studies and I have been residing in the City for over 20 years. I have worked in the armed forces, join the business executive’s career but deep inside I had a... More
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To keep up with the remaining: Baltî, Republic of Moldova

by André-Daniel Stucki,(Bern University of Applied Sciences School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) Usually it took me about half an hour to make my way from the Institute of Agroecology of the University of BaltI to the “Brigade”, the machinery section of the research Institute “Selectia” on the outskirts of the city. This way always included some traffic with... More
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Greenhouses in the Backyard

Urban farming in Kenya has moved beyond just being a poor man's profession. Can it even provide a solution to looming food insecurity? On a stroll through Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, one's eyes are drawn to a myriad of agricultural activities taking place. From a distance, greenhouses seem to sprout from any available piece of land and backyards. And that... More
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