YALTA Regional Summit

On October 25 - 26 2022, Netherlands Food Partnership in collaboration with PELUM Uganda will organise the YALTA regional summit in Kampala, Uganda and online. The hybrid event will bring together young entrepreneurs, agroecology and business professionals from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and beyond to talk about accelerating youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems.

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The YALTA Regional Summit is convened by Netherlands Food Partnership in collaboration with PELUM Uganda and will bring together the results and lessons learned of the Youth in Agroecology and Business Learning Track Africa and instigate discussions on how these can be replicated and scaled up.

What to expect:

During the event, we expect to:

  • Celebrate successes and exchange insights and lessons learned from the awareness and capacity building activities, agroecology initiatives and national coalitions working on issues for change
  • Empower youths to drive regional policy processes, knowledge exchange and showcasing youth led agroecological businesses
  • Identify strategies to sustain, replicate and scale up innovative models and approaches
  • Network and facilitate a regional platform for interaction between youth, agroecology stakeholders, policy makers, service providers, investors


Day 1: October 25 2022

9:00 -10:30 EAT (In person participants only)

  • Grand opening
  • Overview of YALTA’s journey
  • Keynote speeches on the importance of accelerating youth led businesses in agroecology

11:00 - 12:00 EAT (In person participants | Online)

Youth in agroecology and business

  • Creating awareness about business opportunities in agroecology
  • Business acceleration
  • Access to finance

12:00 - 13:00 EAT (In person participants | Online)

Youth and agroecology skills

  • Young agroecology champions
  • Lessons and best practices on peer to peer learning and mentorship

14:00 - 15:00 EAT (In person participants | Online)

Conditions for youth led agroecological businesses to thrive

  • Youth engagement in the development of agroecology policies
  • Inclusion of youth and agroecology in research and education
  • Coalitions working on issues of change

15:30 - 16:30 EAT (In person participants | Online)

Elements for replication and scaling + needs and gaps to be addressed

  • Market access
  • Adoption of AE principles
  • Creating a conducive environment

Day 2: October 26 2022

9:30 - 13:00 (In person participants only)

Market access for agroecological products

  • Agroecology expo together with PELUM AMASE
  • Poster presentations
  • Business networking

14:00 - 14:30 (In person participants | Online)

Presentation of market barriers, opportunities and recommendations for agroecological products

14:30 - 16:30 (In person participants | Online)

Develop an action agenda to accelerate youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems

  • Pitches from youth in agroecology initiatives
  • Joint identification of action agenda
  • Call to action

16:30 - 18:00 Networking drinks (In person participants only)

The programme will be updated with additional speakers and further details during the run-up to the event. You can also keep up to date on the YALTA Regional Summit by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Please kindly note that there is a possibility of participating physically on self sponsorship. If you would like to join in person, inform us and confirm your participation by October 1 2022.

For any questions, get in touch with the organisers by email:  yalta.initiative@gmail.com