New tool supports young agri-entrepreneurs
08.12.2020 The strategic planning tool developed by FAO and BFH-HAFL piloted in 2019 and 2020 in Tunisia, identifies crucial steps for achieving #NoPoverty and #ZeroHunger by 2030.
The achievement of the first two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – end poverty and hunger by 2030 – requires substantial investments. Empowering young agri-entrepreneurs to invest in farms and businesses along agricultural value chains is crucial to achieving these global goals by 2030.
The new strategic planning tool developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO and BFH-HAFL, with contributions from Swiss national FAO Committee (CNS-FAO), analyses the current challenges of young investors and offers actionable solutions. According to the authors: “The tool can help propel investments by young agri-entrepreneurs at national or regional levels and help ensure their sustainability. It analyses the current environment and overall conditions young investors face while offering practical solutions to overcome the main challenges identified. The strategic planning tool also helps ensure that decision-makers take ownership of the results through a participatory and inclusive process.”
The tool was deployed in Tunisia in collaboration with the Rural Economy Laboratory of the National Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia (INRAT) and the Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency (APIA).