The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) convened the 2012 FANRPAN Annual High Level Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 03 – 07 September 2012 at the White Sands Resort and Conference Centre. The theme for the policy dialogue is "From Policy to Practice: Advocating for the Active Engagement of Youth in Agriculture Value Chains."

The policy dialogue was attended by over 200 participants from government; policy research institutions; universities; farmers organisations; private sector; civil society and media to review the current status of youth engagement in agriculture value chains; share lessons and experiences; identify challenges and opportunities and come up with tangible resolutions.