What about this "Showcase"?

Young Professionals' Showcase Room is a space where portraits of Active and Inspirational Young Professionals in Agricultural Development are displayed. You also would like to tell your story? Register and contact us!

What is the purpose of this and what do you gain from it?

YPARD team believes that sharing experience enables:

  • informing on good practices and lessons learned
  • generating thoughts and ideas for optimizing activities
  • inspiring each other for more innovation and entrepreneurship
  • ...and more!

Showcase Room

"While frustrating at times, challenges do make me far more passionate and determined"

Afrina Choudhury works in WorldFish as a Gender Specialist and has been working on gender in aquatic agricultural systems for the past 3 years. She is currently co-chairing the Bangladesh National Gender Working Group which I founded together with HKI and includes 30 institutions as members.

Empowering Women in Agriculture through Mentoring

Michelle is a a Fulbright scholar from Papua New Guinea (PNG) who is currently undertaking graduate studies in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She studies animal and poultry science and is majoring as well in chicken genetics and genomics.

"We Generation Z are still open to bring creative ideas into reality"

Keron Bascombe is YPARD Trinidad and Tobago representative. Besides, Keron is an active young professional in agriculture seeking a career in agricultural journalism and communications. As a blogger and freelance writer, he is currently transforming his blog “technology4agri” into a social enterprise featuring journalistic pieces in support of agriculture.

"The only limitations you will ever have are the ones you put on yourself"

Alpha Sennon is a young Agricultural Expansionist and an innovative farmer from Trinidad and Tobago. His area of research lies within privatization of extension services in the Caribbean region. Besides, Alpha owns the company AgriWorks4U, where he provides specialized contractual labor for farmers hiring only young professionals.

"Agriculture is not a hard and unprofitable work; agriculture is business"

Luke Smith is currently pursuing a MSc. in Agribusiness and Marketing in the area of Food & Nutrition Security at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. He is also an agriculture blogger, photographer and animator.

"Wow, I became cultivator without knowing agriculture would be my career option!”

Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa is the founder and President of the Association pour la Solidarité et l’Assistance Socio-Sanitaire. He has 2 diplomas in General Humanities and in Gender Equality, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, delivered by the World Bank Institute (WBI). He is currently studying to get his bachelor’s degree in Communication at the University of Lake Tanganyika, Burundi.

Agriculture: My “destined” career choice!

Akintunde Akinmolayan graduated in Agriculture with specialization in Crop Protection in August 2006. In June 2009, he did a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management. Afterwards, in April 2011, he started working as Project Co-ordinator of CDNet Ltd/Gte, then, in January 2014 started project managing the Education Hub of Incubator Africa. Currently he works at Temitope Farms.

In the outskirts of Douala: a young man invests in agriculture and wins

Perseverance, love for work, patience... These qualities have allowed William Mouachi Kameni, a young Cameroonian, to succeed in agriculture in three years. Report from Douala

Dramane, from Mali

" I really appreciate the actions that this platform undertakes. I think it's this kind of space that young people need to become real agents of change."

Shaping my future in Gender, Agriculture and Global Development

Moses Owiny is a Gender and ICT enthusiast who has been engaged in the promotion of ICTs and agriculture and rural development initiatives for four years. He is currently working as a Project Officer with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) in Kampala, Uganda.