Title of document: Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems: Rapid capacity assessment tool

Authors/editor: FAO

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: FAO

Year of publication: 2018

Geographic focus: Global level

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Web address to original document (if any): http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/CA2061EN

Summary:

This rapid capacity assessment tool aims to help practitioners (such as government agencies, youth organizations, or development partners) to carry out a multi-stakeholder assessment of existing and needed capacities to engage and empower youth to carry out and benefit from responsible investment in agriculture and food systems. It is designed to support the application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI), with a particular focus on principle four (“Engage and Empower Youth”).

The tool addresses the different systemic dimensions of capacity development and focuses on: the institutional set-up for agricultural investment related policy processes; policies, laws and incentives of relevance to agricultural investments; organizations and services that empower youth operating along agricultural supply chains; individual capacities to empower youth in agriculture.