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FAO: Youth play an important role in transforming the agrifood system in Indonesia

Indonesia
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 16, 2024

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The FAO is taking significant steps to involve youth in transforming Indonesia's agrifood system, as highlighted by FAO Assistant - FAO Indonesia Program Representative, Ageng Setiawan Herianto, in Yogyakarta. With plans to set up two training centers in the country, the initiative aims to cover the entire agrifood chain from production to market development. This move seeks to address the challenges young people face in agriculture, such as lack of assets and market access, by urging government support to mitigate these issues. Ageng is advocating for the youth to perceive agriculture as a lucrative and attractive career option, challenging existing stereotypes about the sector.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, YOGYAKARTA -- The World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that youth have an important role in transforming the agrifood system in Indonesia. This was conveyed by the FAO Assistant - FAO Indonesia Program Representative, Ageng Setiawan Herianto, in Yogyakarta, as reported by ANTARA, recently. "The role of youth will be able to guarantee whether the agrifood system transformation is successful or not. Therefore, now we are trying to support the Indonesian government to carry out youth empowerment," said Ageng. With the agrifood system, FAO not only talks about agricultural production but also talks about changes in the value of agricultural production itself. FAO will build two training centers in Indonesia for youth. FAO will build from on farm to market development. "Because without a market, young people will not be interested," he said. Ageng also added that there are a number of challenges that make it a little difficult for young people to become ...
Source: Republika
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