European Development Days 2017

“Youth in agribusiness: Promoting job creation in Africa”

Leveraging Investment and innovations for Africa’s youth and sustainable economic growth

14:00 to 15:15 | Room D2 | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Theme: Sustainable Investment

– Programme and Background Note
– Biodata 

– PowerPoint

– Photo Album 1 | Photo Album 2

Christiaan Rebergen, Director General for International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Dalitso Luke Mbewe, Director, Tapera Bio Industries, Zambia
Martin Stimela, Managing Director, ‎Brastorne Enterprises, Bostwana
Alieu Jallow, Founder of the Gambia Young Entrepreneurs Association, EDD Young Leader
Mara Walz, Board member, German National Young Farmer Association (BDL)

Moderator: Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission

Organisers: ACP Secretariat, CEMA, African Agribusiness Incubation Network,  Pan African Farmers Organization , CTA, and Agricord




  • Brussels Briefing. 49 Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture
  • An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs (April 2017) [link]
  • Africa agriculture status report 2015: Youth and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (2015) [link]
  • Youth and agriculture: Key challenges and concrete solutions (2014) [link]