Discussions around youth in agriculture often center on employment opportunities that do not promote livable wages or decent livelihoods.
Ensuring that small-scale producers have access to land rights also ensures decent livelihoods, resilient localised food systems, and good biodiversity practices. Moreover, with the increase of land destitution, the migration of youth from rural to urban spaces, and the concentration of food production governed by large agribusiness the need for a just transition is necessary.
In this expert panel, we will centre the discussion around the connection to land, financial opportunities to access land, and the continuous destitution of land, making it difficult for young people to become the next generation of farmers and landowners.
Lastly, this event will highlight solutions and next steps to ensuring a Just Rural Transition and how negotiations at the UNFCCC COP28 can support to achieve these objectives.