Today I am bidding farewell to the YPARD community to pursue other opportunities. (...) During these months, I’ve had the chance not only to learn and develop my communications skills, but also have I got to know the importance of agriculture in addressing climate change and the important role the youth plays in building a sustainable future.
Titilayo Femi Kings is an extension and communication strategist based in Nigeria. He’s the president of Kings’ Realm International and the International Coordinator of LEAD Initiative, an organization which focuses on youth, community and agricultural development. He has also served as the students’ information officer at The Federal University of Technology.
Yasmeen Atta is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of Sinai Youth for Development and Human Rights. She is also the founder of the Youth Sinai Development Company. Through both organizations Yasmeen works to encourage women to take an active role in their communities through agriculture and handmade products.
Eric Izerimana is a young recent agricultural graduate from the University of Rwanda who after sending tons of applications to different institutions, finally joined the GAI Ltd as district coordinator. Most agricultural graduates wonders where they will find jobs but for him, he thinks that they are potential engines of job creation thus encourages them not to give up and market their knowledge.
Vedran Krevh is the National Director of IAAS Croatia. He's enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Zagreb and he's is currently developing the project "Green Mediterranean" in Croatia with the scope of training students in organic agriculture and sustainable development, as well as in raising awareness on the problems in rural development of the Mediterranean region.
Shrikrishna Hegde is young agripreneur who was born and raised in rural India. Besides having been selected for the Prestigious DO School Fellowship Germany, he has started an online platform called ConnectFarmer.com with the idea of linking farmers to consumers.
Genna Tesdall is a member of IAAS United States at the local chapter IAAS Iowa State University (IAAS ISU). Genna has helped host the annual IAAS World Congress, served as World President, and continues working with IAAS after her Presidency by working on IAAS partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Luisa Cartesio is an Italian young architect passionate about productive and green landscapes. In 2013, together with Liana de Miro, Luisa founded the association AltroPaesaggio which has as main goal redeveloping the natural and social context of Scampia neighborhood in Naples through the reintroduction of agriculture and the work with Gypsy women.
Agritools is the first multimedia research project that showcases how African tech innovations and technology-based startups are revolutionizing the agribusiness sector and promoting the development of cultural values and rural policies.