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Govt seeks more youth engagement in agriculture

Published on February 14, 2017

Youth’s engagement in agriculture and livestock sector is critical for the transformation of the sector into a vibrant business, officials said.

The remarks were made in light of reports indicating that there is an ageing farmer population in the country.The average age of farmers in Rwanda is 55 years old.This was said during a one-day workshop on ways to engage youth in agriculture, last Friday.

The workshop in Kigali brought together officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), 68 youths in agribusiness under Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), and various institutions in agribusiness interventions. Read more. Source | New Times