African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO) Ambassador David Claude Pierre says Malawi has the potential to attain economic and food security if youths do not give up on agribusiness.
Pierre made the observation today in Zomba during the commemoration of the International Youth Day (IYD) under the theme Transforming Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.
The commemoration which started with a solidarity march from Zomba District Council car pack to Robbin’s Park Eastern Region Hall, attracted chiefs, civil society organizations (CSOs) and youths from at least fifteen youth clubs.
He visited various pavilions including displays by Machinjiri Youth Club, Limbikani Youth Club, Tikondwe Youth Club, Domasi Youth Action for Change as well as Youth Net and Counseling (Yoneco) agribusiness bench.
“Don’t give up on agriculture,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of fellow youths, Mwambo II Youth Network chairperson Sanudi Musa said the youths are committed to invest more in agriculture but lack of capital is a major setback.
“We appeal for loans to boost our agricultural investments,” he said.