The ICBA Youth Engagement Society (ICBA YES) is an initiative to facilitate communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries. The main goal is to address local and global challenges related to food security and agricultural production in marginal environments and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
ICBA YES is designed to serve as a platform for best practices, innovative solutions, and technologies. It adopts a strategic framework that is based on four pillars: inspiration, communication, biodiversity, and agripreneurship. These pillars support finding innovative solutions to food security and other challenges in marginal environments through youth's collaboration with various stakeholders, including farmers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.
To establish a global Youth Engagement Society to be a catalyst for innovative solutions to global food security, agricultural productivity, and sustainability in marginal environments.
To INSPIRE youth to CONNECT locally and internationally to make an innovative impact focusing on BIODIVERSITY and AGRIPRUNERSHIP.
Engage youth in relevant capacity development.
|Inform youth of challenges related to food security in marginal environments and inspire them to act
|Awareness programs/educational sessions organized by ICBA YES to attract students to agricultural research and development
|Connect youth with relevant stakeholders, including farmers, markets, entrepreneurs, policymakers, etc., to make a practical change
|Events and conferences (virtual or in-person)
|Promote biodiversity to sustain agricultural and food security ecosystems
|Research and Development
|Develop and sustain agribusinesses with tools, capacity development, and opportunities
|Training and upscaling
Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture