Launched in 2011 by the European Union (EU) with the support of CIHEAM-Montpellier, the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development South (ENPARD – South) wishes to reinforce the partnership between the European Union and the Southern Neighbourhood countries in the fields of agriculture and rural policies. The European Commission intends to accompany the partner countries in implementing public policies in response to these issues concerning food security and rural economic diversity while reinforcing global governance on rural and agricultural matters.
The regional seminar “Youth, women and rural development: agricultural policies paving the way forward”, took place in Brussels the 6-7 October 2016 with the aim of formalising and documenting the recommendations and shared experiences of different discussion panels:
Discussion panel 1 – Attractiveness of agriculture for the younger generations
Discussion panel 2 – Rural women, a driving force in the field of agriculture
Discussion panel 3 - Rural women and youth: drivers of innovation and vectors of change
Discussion panel 4 – For an analysis of migratory phenomena in light of the challenges of rural development.