Globally, the need to attract youth into the farming sector has become ubiquitous. From the United States, where the average age of a farmer is 57 to Japan, where the average age is 67, factors such as urbanization and high startup costs have created an ageing crisis with implications for food security. For some countries, attracting young blood to the sector is a matter of survival. In the Caribbean, for example, where 80% of all food is imported and climate shocks have put farmers at the mercy of the environment, innovation, technical literacy and fresh energy have become a necessity.
But crisis conditions have a way of breeding change. And across the region, there is a growing movement of young, dynamic agri-entrepreneurs who are not only succeeding in agriculture, but are influencing their peers to get involved too. Regional stakeholders have gotten involved as well, identifying emerging agri-business leaders and
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