Youth Knowledge Hub (YKH) PROJECT in North & Central India co-funded by the European Union to be launched in November 2022.
Under the Fairtrade strategy 2021-25 Framework, the key strategic pillars have been earmarked to follow targets addressing the small farmers’ and workers’ empowerment, growth, innovation, and launch pad for the future.As one of the deliverables, Fairtrade aims to develop a scalable and dynamic model that recognizes the role of youth to drive empowerment and decent income through a sustainable farming model that focuses on building greater resilience and diversifying their role into multi-domains to progress towards better social, economic and environmental standards through a sustainable approach.
The Youth Knowledge Hub is a platform for the next generations to understand and develop skills and awareness on changes, approaches, and possibilities to address the needs of their producer members, communities, and other associated. This is a virtual and a physical platform both based on the need of youth members to be designed and further run by them, supported by Fairtrade. This is an initiative in the region, which are to be considered as extended support of Fairtrade to represent in local, regional, and national initiatives to leverage more resources for their upliftment.
Under the NAPP strategy aligned to Fairtrade International Goals and objectives, the plan for sustainable communities is one of the priorities for the coming years. As a Fairtrade mandate to focus on empowering the small farmers and workers in a long run, the need for youth to get sensitized, and increased awareness and skills on varied themes is an immediate need to enhance the next generation farming community with improved capacities for sustainability through empowerment.