Youth and Farming > An "Enabling Environment"
Are young people interested in farming? This depends on the possibilities they see in terms of work, wages and livelihoods. A thorough survey has shown what young people in the Pacific think, and different efforts are already showing positive results.
Text: Miriama Brown, Marita Manley, Vikash Kumar and Danny Hunter
Farming Matters| March 2011
A L'ECOUTE DES JEUNES OCEANIENS
La présente stratégie régionale vise à recommander à l’ensemble des parties prenantes une série d’actions et d’initiatives propres à encourager la participation active des jeunes à l’agriculture dans l’ensemble de la région, ainsi que la promotion de l’esprit d’entreprise chez les jeunes agriculteurs. Nous espérons que les pays océaniens adapteront cette stratégie à leur situation nationale et prendront des engagements fermes en faveur de la mise en oeuvre des recommandations correspondant à leur situation propre.
Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Network (PAFPNet)
The study provides the results of an exploration of youth leadership, specifically youth leadership models, a significant but often downplayed aspect of Fijian society. It offers the landscape of existing leadership models in both informal and formal settings and highlights successful initiatives that are crucial to addressing leadership issues faced by young people in Fiji. The study was conducted in a context where the potential of young people as leaders at the local, community and national level is mostly undermined. This was the challenge.
Authors: Patrick Vakaoti and Vanisha Mishra
Commissioned by the AusAID - Pacific Leadership Program (PLP)
This research was supported by the Australian Government as represented by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Australian Government. The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury resulting from reliance on any of the information or views contained in this publication.
A Study of Papua New Guinea Youth
A research project funded by the Pacific Leadership Program and Pacific Adventist University
Developing positive youth leadership in PNG is an important strategy in the nation's strive towards achieving integral human development, one of the National Goals and Directive Principles established when PNG gained independence from Australian colonial rule 1975.
The objectives of this research are to develop a better understanding of successful models of youth leadership in PNG, both positive and negative; to ascertain the effectiveness of youth leadership programs offered by government, church, or NGO's; and to provide data to improve youth leadership training.
Author: Dr. Lalen Simeon
Dr. Tracie Mafile'o
Unia Kaise Api
Dr. Garry Gane
Published: March 2010
This research was supported by the Australian Government as represented by the
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The views expressed in this
publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Australian
Government. The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage
or injury resulting from reliance on any of the information or views contained in this
© 2010 Simeon, Mafile'o, Api, Gane, Thomas
The authors of this report encourage the wide dissemination of this report for the benefit of youth around the Pacific subject to the following limitations: