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Meet 6 young successful agripreneurs

Agriculture needs you

Very few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture. Attracted by the bright lights of the city, they often see agriculture as a hard life tied to the past and they turn away from working the land. They do not realise what the land can bring them -- including good livelihoods and success -- and what they can bring to the land: their energy, new technologies and scientific research and bright ideas for new businesses.

Do you need evidence? Read the story of six young people who started from scratch and have now succeeded in agriculture. Six young people who demonstrate so clearly that youth and agribusiness go together. Join them and us and be part of the transformation of agriculture. CTA is participating this month in the African Youth Agripreneur Forum in Nigeria. The Centre is also invited to discuss these issues during the G20 conference on ‘ONE World No Hunger. Future of the Rural World’ and this week releases a guide to help young people set up companies that employ new technologies.

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