Moderator

Dr. Aline Mugisho
Executive Manager (Innovative Youth in Agriculture), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Event Schedule

All times are in ET, USA
9:00am

Opening Remarks

Introductory video

Dr. Gerald Shively
Associate Dean and Director of International Program in Agriculture, Purdue University

9:10am

Presentations

Enhancing Support for Youth and Women-led Agribusiness Enterprises
Dr. Oluyemi Adunoye, Project Coordinator-Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Increasing Agency Among Women and Youth Populations
Ms. Ndidi Nwuneli, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting: Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd.

Youth-friendly digital finance
Dr. Ryan Newton, Founder and CEO, PAISA

9:50am

Questions & Answers

10:20am

Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

10:30am

Event Ends

Resources

Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship in Agriculture in ASEAN Countries
(PDF, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2021)

She Is an Agripreneur: Enabling Female Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness
(Article, Chemonics, 2019)

Gender, Entrepreneurship, and Competitiveness in Africa
(PDF, World Bank, 2008)

Women are innovative entrepreneurs in farming, but barriers persist
(Article, Euractiv, 2019)

Female Entrepreneurship in Agriculture: lessons from a regional event in Alsace, France
(Article, Ruralization EU, 2019)

Gender and motivation for agri-tourism entrepreneurship
(Report, Science Direct, 2007)

Promoting Agricultural Entrepreneurship Among Rural Youth
(PDF, Global Partnership for Youth Employment, 2014)

Scaling-up youth entrepreneurship in agriculture
(Report, Food and Agriculture Organization, 2019)

Youth entrepreneurship in farm value chains and rural development
(YouTube, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2020)

Engaging Rural Youth in Entrepreneurship through Extracurricular and Co-curricular Systems
(Report, Innovation for Agriculture Training and Education, 2016)

Factors That Influence the Interest of Youths in Agricultural Entrepreneurship
(Report, International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2013)

Youth perceptions of agriculture: influence of cognitive processes on participation in agripreneurship
(Report, Taylor Francis Online, 2019)

Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem
(Article, Foreign Policy, 2021)

Assessing the Performance and Participation among Young Male and Female Entrepreneurs in Agribusiness: A Case Study of the Rice and Maize Subsectors in Cameroon
(Report, Sustainability, 2021)

Focusing on women and youth to transform agriculture
(Article, SciDev Net, 2018)