YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE), on behalf of USAID/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS), is conducting the Youth in Agri-Food Systems Learning Activity to advance knowledge on approaches to, and the state of evidence for, youth inclusion in international development interventions related to agri-food systems. This activity tracks strategies, map pathways, and gauges the state of the evidence for youth contributions to the achievement of country self-reliance through RFS areas of work. As part of the research component of this activity, YP2LE is conducting a Shocks and Stressors Assessment that will identify the shocks and stressors youth in agri-food systems currently feel.

We especially want to understand how youth (aged 18-29) respond to and recover from shocks and other severe stresses, including the COVID-19 pandemic, desert locust infestations and other natural disasters, and conflict. You can help us understand what works and what doesn’t so future programs are more effective for youth. The survey contains 35 questions and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may end the survey at any time. By clicking “Consent and enter survey” below, you agree that: 

* No identifying information will be collected, and there is no risk to you in participating in the survey. 
* There is no direct benefit to you for participating in the survey, but your answers will help improve programs in the future. 
* Your responses will be used in the final report as part of the overall analysis.  
* Your responses may be used again later for a follow-up study or other purposes.  
* You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting

If you have any questions about this survey or the Shocks and Stressors Assessment more broadly, you can contact 

Please answer the questions to the best of your ability and use the comment boxes to provide fuller answers and more insight on your experiences. Thank you in advance for your time and input!

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Section 2: Shocks, Stressors, and Resilience Practices

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* 3. To what extent has your work in the food system been affected by COVID-19?

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* 4. To what extent has your work in the food system been affected by desert locusts?

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* 5. To what extent has your work in the food system been affected by conflict in the past three years?