Our mission is to catalyze a broad coalition of partners to build capacity and create an enabling environment to advance school-based agricultural education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Home to almost one billion people, 60 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 25 and most reside in rural areas. Over two-thirds of youth are unemployed or underemployed, and by 2050, the region’s population will double.
With its 100-year legacy, school-based agricultural education (SBAE) unleashes the diligence and creative capital of Africa’s youth. Aligning with the region’s agriculture, education and economic priorities, SBAE is primed to drive agricultural and rural transformation.
The Movement seeks the support and collaboration of a broad coalition of partners committed to agricultural innovation, education, youth development and rural livelihoods to advance SBAE.
In his TEDx Talk, Trent McKnight shares how to harness the unique reference point of youth to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. As a former 4-H member, national president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and founder of The Movement for School-Based Agricultural Education (SBAE), Trent explains the economic impact youth can have by reframing better farming practices and technologies to their parents.