3 October 2019 - Brussels, BELGIUM
A unique Vocational Training in Agriculture project was launched on Wednesday 2 October at the Swedish Representation to the EU offices in Brussels.
The initiaitve is in support of South Africa's need of a national skills foresight capable of freeing its young people to be key implementors of an execution strategy that will lead to sustainable growth, employability and social inclusion.This need is particularly dire in the country’s agriculture model. This project will, in collaboration with multi-sector and international partners model the learning strategy with 26 young people on the Herold Meander Farm in the Southern Cape, South Africa.
Access to a farm in the Southern Cape district that will serve as a hub for the vocational training in agriculture initiative, local government assurance of including the project in its local farmer development program and an endorsement from the South African Ambassador to Belgium were highlighted as key indicators of the helpful contribution that the project will make in the country.
Stefan Frey, Agriculture Specialist from Germany presented the knowledge and factual underpinnings that are keys to initiating and sustaining value partnerships capable of igniting youth capacity.