Entrepreneurship and agro-ecological practices

Farming with agro-ecological principles means optimizing interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment. By building synergies, agro-ecology can support food production and food and nutrition security, while restoring the ecosystem services and biodiversity that are essential for sustainable agriculture.

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After having discovered farming with nature does not only lead to better quality products for people and planet, but also pays, young farmers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda only have one message to other young people: Don’t stay in the city, become an agrientrepreneur! The agricultural sector needs young people for bringing in the human resources, the brains and the new technologies.


YALTA stands for Youth in Agroecology and Business Learning Track Africa. The Netherlands Food Partnership, the IKEA foundation and different partners work together to promote entrepreneurship and agro-ecological practices amongst young farmers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

By facilitating networks and coalitions for and with youth, YALTA helps to identify opportunities and to address main challenges for youth to become part of sustainable food systems.

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Learn more about how you can benefit from YALTA!

Watch the YALTA video: Youth in Agroecology Learning Track Africa