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

It is time for Young People to be passionate about Farming

John Oluwafemi is an Agriculture Consultant in Nigeria and has a degree in Agricultural Economics & Extension.

Vergil, Golden Age and Agribusiness

Jo Cadilhon is Senior Agricultural Economist, at the Policy, Trade and Value Chains Program, in the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Agriculture is more than just growing and doing animal husbandry, agriculture is a passion!

Juma Bruno Ngomuo, member of the Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association (TGFA) and youth representative for Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Tanzania Team.

From Electronics to Precision Agriculture / Da eletrônica para a agricultura de precisão

I was born in 1979 in the city of Carazinho, located in an agricultural region in the southern of Brazil. Although my parents did not have any direct link with agriculture, grain farms have always been part of my daily life during childhood and youth, as well as agricultural events that aroused in me a great interest in machinery and equipment related to agriculture.

Turning nomadic life into successful ranching activities in Uganda

It’s an untold story how I recovered the current Godstat Farm in Nakasongola district. In 2010 when I graduated, there were only four malnourished cattle to begin with. I leased out the land for re-development. Within one year the four cattle became ten cows which then set ground for the parent stock for Godstat Farm: a mixed beef and dairy farm located in the heart of the country...

Harvesting success with hard work, commitment and passion

My hard work, commitment and passion for what I do, were congratulated in 2011 with the Women in Science Price that L’Oreal-UNESCO-Académie des Sciences give every year in order to encourage women in scientific domains.

Handing over YPARD India’s representation – Team set for Indian Youth-in-Agriculture’s empowerment

I hope that YPARD India community would involve itself in activities related to the issues they face as students, young farmers or young agricultural scientists/researchers in India and engage with the policy makers in India for the development of suitable solutions to the issues/problems faced by young professionals in Agricultural Development in India.

Kwetu – Youth-led Innovation Centre of Excellence in Agriculture

I am the chairman and Founder of Kwetu Innovations Centre of Excellence. For the last two years KICE has been working to empower youth and women in rural parts of Kenya by offering training on best farm practices. We have mobilized over 500 youth in the country and we are now carrying out agribusiness projects utilizing innovative technologies e.g. Green house farming.

The Influence of Images on Young Minds: How Positive Stories Can Help Feed the World

Growing up, based on my social background, I had only two views of agriculture; one, as a means of livelihood for villagers with little education (and large areas of land), and the other as a pastime for educated city folks – with probable village backgrounds – who need something to fill their downtime or who grow part of their food to augment their inadequate income.

The Day I Introduced Myself as a Farmer...

Some weeks back, while trying to buy roasted corn from an open market seller during a long wait for an inter-city bus to fill up, I met an elderly cotton farmer who was overly impressed when I jokingly called myself a farmer.