The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the Rountable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 7 November 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia. It aims to create a platform for ASEAN-EU joint actions in enhancing youth participation into innovative agribusiness and agripreneurship activities.
The forum aims to attract youth participation in agriculture throughout Southeast Asia by offering forward-thinking knowledge exchange and showcasing existing support systems, with an emphasis on youth and their participation in the agricultural value chain. It also provides a platform for joint action and a chance to interact with policy makers on issues which affects participation in such a vital industry.
The ASEAN – EU Youth Forum is a collaborative effort between the ASEAN Foundation (AF), EU Jakarta Office, the Consortium of Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), La Via Campesina (LVC), AgriCord, Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires (CSA), and AsiaDHRRA. The event will take place in ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta and Bogor (Indonesia) on 25 – 26 October 2017.