In October 2012, HEDA Resource Centre a member of the Voices for Food Security (VFS) consortium in partnership with Oxfam GB (Grow Campaign) organized a successful agriculture value chain awareness camp for 35 young persons from the six states of the Southwest of Nigeria. This experience took these young persons to major agriculture institutions across the region. During the camp, the young people also interacted with small holder farmers to learn firsthand the challenges confronting smallholder agriculture in Nigeria. Owing to the success of the programme, the Youth and Policy Dialogue series – where young people, experts and policy makers engage physically and via social media on issues critical to human development and well being of society- debuted in March 2013 with hundreds of people joining the conversation from far and near.
The group invites you to join us on Twitter, facebook and Google+ for another important conversation on Wednesday 4th of September 2013 from 7am – 7pm and you can be part of this by twitting at @hedagenda with #HungerPalava. This conversation is inspired by success and positive feedback from previous engagements, as well as the utmost importance of halting the menace of hunger, youth unemployment and a failing national economy due to dwindling oil revenue, HEDA Resource Centre in partnership with Oxfam GB and Trust Africa request you to join our conversation on social media to share thoughts on the subject matter. The questions to be considered are;
- How do we make Agriculture the mainstay f Nigeria’s economy again?
- How may young people create wealth from the Agriculture value chain?
- How do we make Agriculture fair to Small scale Women and Men Farmers?
- Despite the 10% budget to Agriculture signed up to by Africa’s leaders, why does Nigeria budget less than 3% to Agriculture?
The vital details for this conversation are:
Hashtag: #HungerPalava #wetinUthink
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