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1 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B © 2013 Institute for the Future. All rights reserved. SR-1563B Speaker Name | Speaker Title March 2013 GAME ANALYSIS: Top 25 Zones of Future Innovation © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B

2 5 | Rural Youth Stewards 2

3 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B Young people who migrate to urban centers in search of jobs often get stuck in downward spirals of unemployment. Complicating the matter is the slow but sure process of much needed farmers moving out of rural communities. Incentivizing the unemployed, especially unemployed youth, to take up farming jobs—perhaps in temporary shifts—could lead to efficient use of fallow land, increased food output, and decreased unemployment. 3 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Future Innovation © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B

4 Getting more people back into farming was a major topic throughout game play. Ideas ranged from giving away five acres of idle land for five years to those willing to farm it, to expanding our understanding of land farming to the ocean, promoting biocultural revitalization, and providing supplementary income during off seasons. Other players provided examples of methods already in use, such as usufruct, an arrangement that provides access to unused or damaged land for productive use in the Philippines. If we add a particular focus on youth to these initiatives, the positive impact on unemployment and food insecurity could be even more substantial. 4 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | From the Players © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B

5 5 Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2* Kenya** 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game *Cards have been lightly edited for readability **Player location was self selected

6 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 6 In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya

7 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 7 Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines

8 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 8 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia I had a similar idea, creating supplementary income activities for those in farming/fishing communities to cope with off season. India

9 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 9 Biocultural revitalization. ie: the Potato Park in Peru protect crop diversity and farming practices in a sacred landscape & reclaim land South Africa 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia I had a similar idea, creating supplementary income activities for those in farming/fishing communities to cope with off season. India

10 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 10 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia I had a similar idea, creating supplementary income activities for those in farming/fishing communities to cope with off season. India Biocultural revitalization. ie: the Potato Park in Peru protect crop diversity and farming practices in a sacred landscape & reclaim land South Africa I'd love to see a 5 acre give away to families willing to farm it for 5 years. USA

11 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 11 Developing the agricultural capacity and skills of the youth in rural areas of West Africa and preventing urban drift can be a new way Nigeria 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia I had a similar idea, creating supplementary income activities for those in farming/fishing communities to cope with off season. India Biocultural revitalization. ie: the Potato Park in Peru protect crop diversity and farming practices in a sacred landscape & reclaim land South Africa I'd love to see a 5 acre give away to families willing to farm it for 5 years. USA

12 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 12 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Micro-forecasts from the Game Urban areas read cities. In Kenya most youth migrated 2 cities in search of work. I suggest we move 2 rural areas or other towns 2 develop them 2 Kenya In the Philippines, we employ usufruct. long-term use schemes, and stewardship rights so that idle land can be tapped to help rural poor. Philippines Using the sea as farming resource will help combat food shortages. encourage investment in innovative sea food technologies Russia I had a similar idea, creating supplementary income activities for those in farming/fishing communities to cope with off season. India Biocultural revitalization. ie: the Potato Park in Peru protect crop diversity and farming practices in a sacred landscape & reclaim land South Africa Developing the agricultural capacity and skills of the youth in rural areas of West Africa and preventing urban drift can be a new way Nigeria I'd love to see a 5 acre give away to families willing to farm it for 5 years. USA

13 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B Signals from the Present 13 5 | Rural Youth Stewards

14 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 14 Peru, the original home of the potato, hosts the Potato Park, which boasts extreme biodiversity with upwards of 4,000 varieties of potatoes. The Potato Park also supports 3,880 inhabitants. Ocean Approved 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Signals from the Present Peru’s Potato Park Image Source: Image Source: potato-park/www.ourworld.unu.edu/en/the-thriving-biodiversity-of-peru- potato-park/ Ocean Approved is the first commercial kelp farmer in the United States. Their website boasts, “Kelp farming allows us to grow a highly nutritious food without the use of fresh water, arable land or fertilizers.”

15 © 2013 Institute for the Future for Rockefeller Foundation. All rights reserved. SR-1563B 15 B-BOVID B-BOVID, an agro-business, works in rural Ghana and is based on a strong industry–rural community partnership. To engage more people in farming, they provide training in modern communication technologies, allowing young farmers to stay in sync with the city. B-BOVID also hires an entire community via a local chief, making it possible for women normally left out of formal employment to seek income. 5 | Rural Youth Stewards | Signals from the Present Image Source:


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