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Youth in the fieldFAO is organizing an expert meeting on 'Youth feeding the future - Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work’, that will take place in Rome/Italy from October 25-28, 2016.

The organizers are looking for rural youth aged 15-17, or older but committed to support this specific age group 15-17: young people, but still under-age.

Switch your eyes and ears off, for a moment, to the on-going discourse about agriculture as an “ageing sector” that doesn’t attract the youth anymore. Instead, step into YPARD: a vibrant international network of young professionals for agricultural development, which counts thousands of members all around the world,

We are living in an era in which rapid urbanization has led to a decline in rural populations, and for the first time ever the majority of the world’s population lives in a city. The UN World Health Organization predicts that “by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people”. This means that more young people than ever before are moving to cities and towns to find work, leaving few behind to work in rural areas.