YALTA Youth Regional Summit

Accelerating youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems

On October 25 and 26 2022, Netherlands Food Partnership in collaboration with PELUM Uganda will organise the YALTA regional summit. The hybrid event will bring together young entrepreneurs, agroecology and business professionals from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and beyond to talk about Accelerating Youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems.

Accelerating Youth Driven Agroecological Businesses for Sustainable Food Systems

During the event we expect to:

  • Celebrate successes, exchange insights and lessons learned in each country (Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya) from the Youth track as well as Agroecology networks initiatives and national coalitions working on issues for change.
  • Empower youths to drive regional policy processes, knowledge exchange and showcasing youth led agroecological businesses.
  • Identify strategies to sustain, replicate and scale up innovative models and approaches.
  • Network and facilitate a regional platform for interaction between youth, agroecology stakeholders, policy makers, service providers, investors.

About the YALTA Initiative

The YALTA initiative is a partnership between the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and the IKEA Foundation. The initiative follows a market-based approach and convenes a wide range of stakeholders consisting of agripreneurs, practitioners, policy makers and experts. NFP and its partner organisations have supported young (aspiring) entrepreneurs in agroecology to improve their business opportunities and capacity to apply agroecology principles, supported the development of agroecology networks and coalitions working on issues for change to make youth feel more involved in agroecology initiatives, to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of youth agroecology initiatives and to improve attention for youth in agroecology in research, policy agendas and education curricula, development partners, academia among others.


Oct 25 - 8:00 - Oct 26, 2022 - 17:00
Organizer Bopinc
Website Visit website
Location Hybrid event
Kampala, Uganda
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness, Agritech, Food production
SDG (4)
1. No Poverty, 13. Climate Action, 2. Zero Hunger, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure