Farming reform to stop climate change: a young Ugandan's Costa Rica mission

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Tom Okot. Photo: UN Radio/Matthew Wells

One young Ugandan studying agriculture in Central America has big plans to return home and help African farming become more climate-friendly.

Tom Okot, who was internally displaced from his war-torn home region of Northern Uganda, is a student at Earth University, in Costa Rica.

He was one of the 60 winners of a multilingual essay contest  who visited UN Headquarters in July, to take part in a global youth forum.

His winning essay was in Spanish, a language he learnt from scratch after arriving in Costa Rica.

Tom, who speaks 10 different dialects and languages, told Matthew Wells how his multilingual skills first surfaced.

Duration: 5'51"

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