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Youth in Smallholder Supply Chains: Leading agricultural transformation through youth employment

December 13-10, 2023

oin us virtually on December 13 to learn about the role of youth in transforming the agriculture sector, how the private sector can support meaningful youth engagement in smallholder supply chains through youth profiling, peer-to-peer learning, awareness campaigns, and more. The webinar will respond to important questions including: Are rural youths really fleeing the agriculture sector? How can companies benefit from investing in youth across smallholder supply chains? Which digital innovations can reduce barriers to youth participation in agriculture?

The S4YE presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Vanessa Vasquez Vargas, Sustainability Leader, Andean Cacao; Judy Stuart, Founder, Future Farmers Foundation; Jehiel Oliver, Founder, HelloTractor; and Sarang Vaidya, Co-founder, Go4Fresh.

The findings from this webinar are based on a recent IFC report, “Working with Smallholders: A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains,” with a focus on the S4YE-led Youth Participation chapter.

This webinar is organized by S4YE, IFC, and GAFSP. S4YE is the World Bank’s multi-partner global working group that brings together donors, governments, foundations, private sector companies, NGOs, and youth to support catalytic programs to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work. IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank group. GAFSP is a multilateral financing platform dedicated to improving food and nutrition security worldwide.


  • December 13: 10: 00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CET