Wednesday, 21 March 2012

KNOTS blogger

KNOTS blogger

Youth, tea and appropriate jobs: aspirations in agriculture

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 03:44 AM PDT

Tea drinking in Mali

"Why Aspirations? Aren't we assuming too much opportunity?" was the hot potato, if you'll pardon the pun, of question-time during the panel on aspirations and attitudes towards agriculture. Three papers documenting youth aspirations in relation to agriculture, two based on field research in Ghana and one from the Young Lives project in Ethiopia, provided plenty of answers.

International Conference on Global Land Grabbing II: call for papers

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 03:21 AM PDT

Following the highly successful IDS-hosted Global Land Grab Conference in 2011, the Future Agricultures Consortium announce a second Land Grab conference and issue a call for papers.

Young People, Farming & Food: Do young men and women want to work within agricultural food chains?

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 01:23 AM PDT

The Young People, Farming and Food conference is taking place in Ghana from 19-21 March. Blogs from the conference will be appearing on this website as the event progresses.

The discussion on livelihoods on day 2, featuring one paper from Ethiopia and two from Kenya, continued to provide additional insights into the income-earning opportunities of young men and women in the agri-food sector.