WHYFARM : training the youth to ensure food security

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WHYFARM is not-for-profit organization which is based in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It was developed to equip young men and women with knowledge and skills to identify and recognize opportunities in the agricultural sector for self-sustenance and improved livelihood.

Our organization empowers the youth to overcome the challenges encountered in the agricultural sector industry by enabling them to become proactive and dynamic leaders who advocate for improvement of agricultural production in their local communities to combat hunger, food security, and economic empowerment. We aim to transform the negative perception associated with agriculture among communities, youth in particular into a sector which is worthwhile through training and re-branding of young existing farmers into “agripreneurs” and at the same time making it attractive to new entrants as a worthy investment to counter the challenges related to food security in our communities and nation at large.

Our primary objective is to develop a new generation of food producers by using innovative Agricultural Educational Entertainment strategies to capture the youth starting with their thought process to influence their decision making with regards to food security.
Specific objectives include;

• To design, develop and introduce simple, attractive, and creative Agricultural messages to encourage and educate youths in Agriculture.
• To sensitize and promote awareness of the importance of Agriculture and highlighting the roles that each individual can take towards becoming food secure.
• To build capacity among the youth in Agripreneurship for improved livelihoods and food security in communities and nation at large.

 

For more information:

 

Contact

46 Mahappy Drive, Darsan Tace, Siparia, Trinité-et-Tobago

whyfarmit@gmail.com

Theme: 
Hunger and Food Security
Level of education: 
Wider public
Non-formal education
Countries: 
Trinidad and Tobago