Dear Rosemary and colleagues here who have contributed to this question:“How do we get young graduates interested in organic farming?”. I thank you Rosemary for the question and i thank you colleagues in the platform for your contributions to this question.
Mine is; Yes, as Denis and others said, organic farming is just a bit of the technologies that can be applied in farming for one to reap. However, challenges experienced in farming today for example issues of climate change may even affect the organic application.
So with the advancement in Information technology, graduate youth may be attracted more here than organic.
Today, if the unemployed graduate youth are also advised to use technology say, to make passion fruit juice as a way of creating jobs for themselves and they are supported and or guided on how to do it, how to access the market, the technology and others…is more attractive to them than telling them… till the ground, use a hoe, rot peels to get fertilizers and put in your garden, then when the season comes, plant passion fruits. Yes, they can plant passion fruits, but they would wish using the fastest technology and labour that better gets them to profits quickly than getting to dirt in the garden.
Anyway Rose, the graduate youth can go organic but they need extra technology to be better off in creating jobs for themselves.