Equipping young people to make a change in agriculture

In 2017, I wrote one of the first comprehensive explorations of the impact mentoring can have both on young and senior agricultural professionals.

It found that young people in agriculture who have received mentoring are more likely to see and promote agriculture as a viable career, have increased opportunities to access funding (from seed funds to loans to scholarships), become more business savvy and be invited to meaningfully participate in important conferences and events. They are seen as role models in their communities, enabling community resilience and better farming practices leading to more secure and diverse food supplies.

Read the report here.