Drivers of youth-led agricultural transformation for economic development
Mr. Naphal Etyang-Chief of Party NCBA-CLUSA, Youth Empowerment through Agriculture (YETA)
Mr. Arinaitwe started by responding to one the question “what do youth want?” He noted that young people want to be leaders and to participate in matters that concern them. He also noted that youth-led transformation should begin with consultations with youth.
Mr. Arinaitwe noted that there are a number of progressive youth in agriculture programs. The biggest challenge faced however is lack of extension support, limited financial resources and insufficient evaluation of the impacts of the programs.