On Saturday October 25th we will launch an urban agriculture competition for youth. The competition is focused on identifying and awarding the most innovative youth-led projects in food security and nutrition. Haiti has one of the youngest populations in the world – 60% is under 24 years old. The country imports more than 50% of its food and more than 1.52 million Haitians representing 15% of the population – are classified as severely food insecure
At this competition we are expecting over 60 youth from 10 local schools and youth groups. The youth will form intervention teams and during one month they need to put in practice and innovative project to grow vegetables in the city. Each team will replicate the project in their school yards or in their homes. The winning projects will be selected on November 29th based on Innovation, Creativity, Effort and Replicability.
The youth are accompanied during the project by Solisyon Kominote Yo and Jeunes en Action. Jeunes en Action is a youth group which was formed during Ashoka Youth Venture activities in Ouanaminthe in 2013. We will keep you updated as the activities take of.