Commitment to Action

4-H: The Youth Solution to World Hunger

Commitment by

National 4-H Council

In 2012, National 4-H Council committed to launch a new initiative, for a year, titled 'The Youth Solution to World Hunger,' to reach 2,500 youth in the U.S. and 4,000 in Africa with high-quality, positive youth engagement programs related to food security and hunger. Agricultural science and further STEM (science, engineering, technology, and applied math) concepts will be the primary delivery mode for these food-security awareness and prevention programs. In the US, 4-H will reach youth through pilot grants to a small number of state 4-H programs that will involve a total of 2,500 4-H members and 500 corporate and private individual volunteers in community-based, culturally relevant food security/hunger relief projects. In Africa, 4-H will establish the Enterprise Gardens initiative which will provide peer-to-peer programs offering hands-on educational opportunities for African youth, while demonstrating that agriculture offers youth the opportunity to propel them toward a sustainable livelihood and food security/hunger relief.





4-H: The Youth Solution to World Hunger



Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value



Africa, Northern America


GHANA, KENYA, Tanzania, United States

Commitment by

National 4-H Council

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

4-H Kenya, 4-H Ghana, 4-H Tanzania, 4-H South Africa, DuPont Company