Tuesday, 19 June 2012

FAO Call For Solutions: Showcase Your Initiatives on Youth In Agriculture

I received this Call for Solutions By Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)in my email and i thought it wise to share!

Deadline: 30th June,2012.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working on a publication that aims at providing a set of solutions to overcome core challenges that rural youth typically face when they (want to) engage in agriculture as a sustainable business, providing them with decent employment. This publication addresses young leaders; young producers; producers’ organizations; youth programme formulators, youth development practitioners and decision-makers influencing youth programme design.
The publication will flag youth-specific solutions which have proved to help overcome a specific challenge.  These solutions can take the form of approaches; methods, tools, practices etc. from all over the world and preference will be given to those that have not yet been documented or that have not been shared much.
We very much count on your participation and in order to collect your solutions in an organized manner, we would be very grateful if you could fill out our online format by May 18 (Extended to 30th June) following the instructions below:

The format for collection of solutions consists of an online questionnaire.Please click on the link below and answer the questions :

Please note that you will need a good internet connection to be able to answer the questionnaire online.In case you have difficulties with the online questionnaire, we have attached a questionnaire in Word format that you can fill out and send back to us through email.Our team will be available to help you answering the questionnaire if necessary.

Your responses will be automatically recorded in our database and processed by our team according to pre-defined selection criteria.  We are looking for youth-specific solutions that are well documented and that are preferably replicable in other locations.
Furthermore, we would like to include several solutions per challenge from different geographic areas.  The best solutions will be included in the publication which will be widely disseminated.  Hence this is your opportunity to gain visibility and have your solution featured in an official FAO publication.

Question,Doubts,Problems,Further Information

Should you have any questions,doubts or problems,or if you want to share further information with us,please contact:

Charlotte Goemans
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 53234

PSFind in Word format the links to the final Questionairre and cover letter.
i) Final Questionnaire

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