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Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
22 April 2013


The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Faculty of Agriculture (University of Mauritius), convened a National Agricultural Youth Policy Dialogue on the 12 April, 2013 at the University of Mauritius, Reduit. The objective of the dialogue was to deliberate on the issues of youth involvement in agricultural policy processes and especially those policies aimed at mainstreaming youth.

The dialogue was attended by over 50 participants representing youth organisations, ministry of agriculture, private sector companies, agriculture youth associations, farmers and students from the University of Mauritius. The meeting was officially opened by the Prof Yasmina Jaufeerally – Fakim the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture who spoke about the timeliness of the meeting given the challenge of the aging farming population in Mauritius. Ms Sithembile Mwamakamba, FANRPAN Project Manager gave an overview of FANRPAN’s work and the background to the country case study exercise.

Ms Shivrani Ori from the Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (FARC) shared with the participants some of the agricultural activities undertaken by youth with support from the FARC. She highlighted that the AREU has introduced Agricultural Entrepreneur Clubs to target those who wished to start agricultural production on a commercial basis.

Ms Nawsheen Hosenally an Intern with CTA shared the findings of Mauritius case study with the participants. This was followed by parallel sessions where young people went into discussions over three key themes of youth perceptions of agriculture, policies and institutions available for young people to engage in agriculture. Also attending the meeting was the Principal Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture who also expressed appreciation to the FANRPAN Mauritius node for organising the dialogue and mobilising young people to deliberate on key policy issues.

Outcomes of the national Policy Dialogue will be packaged into a policy brief and submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue
Mauritius Node Convenes National Youth Policy Dialogue

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