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

Milk and Dairy production, Youth, and Croatia's development

My goal is to contribute to the improvement of milk and dairy branch of Croatian agriculture, as the situation in the last years has been anything but good. Croatia is a small country, consequently also being a small market, and joining the large EU market puts us in a precarious position.

My experience as YPARD Malawi representative

I have really enjoyed working with you all and I am sure that we will continue working together. YPARD has built me in many ways starting from the Science Forum 2011 and that acted as a springboard to most of the projects I am doing right now. I am still implementing strategic projects with CCAFS, ACIAR and CSIRO because of that single trip. It is only proper for me to allow YPARD to grow...

Starting from the Roof Top – Agriculture in Hong Kong!

“Sometimes people think it is weird that I am interested in agriculture and even study agriculture - me as a Hong Kong city girl"

Incorporating the Culture of Agriculture through Youths in Africa

I advocate for youths to go into agriculture, I am currently on research on other aspects of agriculture and I currently plan on sourcing for rabbits to go into livestock production.

The Agripreneur: A new breed of Young entrepreneurs combining their love of Farming and Agriculture with an acquired professional Business Approach

I took the initiative to research on effective low cost models of irrigation and later picked up some models that were fabricated locally at almost half the cost. I later passed on these models to my colleagues who were interested in low cost irrigation systems and market knowledge of what to grow. It’s from this that BITEPH Strategic Consulting was started and currently operating in Uganda.

Being the first YPARD country representative of Switzerland was a challenging task – and a very interesting one!

Being the first YPARD country representative of Switzerland was a challenging task – and a very interesting one! During my time as country representative I got a new perspective on the landscape of agriculture-related Institutes in Switzerland and all around the world.

The Importance of Intercultural Exchange for Rural Development: a youth perspective from Germany

“If young people take part in cultural exchange, the danger of them getting caught in the narrow world of their rural towns gets smaller. They might be more eager to step into action and improve things in their home towns to make them better places to live in!” Juliane Neufang, 27, Rural Youth Organization Germany

Stefan Lorenz, Director of Rural Youth Organisation Upper Austria

“In Austria many young people are very proud to work in agriculture and they want to stay in rural areas!” says Stefan and emphasizes the important role of the Rural Youth Organization. “We give them possibilities to meet and discuss about new development of agriculture and society.

Can a ‘city mouse’ make a good farmer?

Born and bred in the city, my only interaction with farming and livestock was when I visited my grandparents’ farm during vacations. My grandmother used to call me ‘city mouse,’ because I wasn’t a local from the village. It was during these visits that I noticed some contrasts between the urban educational system I experienced and the one my cousins in the village had.

Youth and agriculture: It's up to us

I think that one of the things missing in agriculture today is imagination. Today’s generation of farmers, teachers, agricultural scientists, policy makers and even media specialists, have collectively failed to trigger my generation’s imagination. If they have all failed, isn’t it up to us, the younger generation, to try to do something about it?