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Call for speakers: young professionals in agrobiodiversity preservation

Young people are the backbone of a nation and can explore the youth role in adaptive measures against a changing climate. To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will discuss indigenous youth... More

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  • China
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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COVID-19 and agriculture in Nepal

Farming in Nepal has been severely affected by the COVID-19 transmission, enforced lockdown and mandatory physical distancing. Farmers feel devastated as they are unable to harvest and market their products, which have led to a movement to dump milk, vegetables, fruits, chickens, and egg on the road. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal has established a digital market... More

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  • Nepal
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Future of maize: Introduce hybrid varieties

When you buy popcorn in a movie theatre, maize cobs from a street vendor and a meal which comes from processing maize as feed, we should be thankful to the farmers.  They are men and women who battle against the unpredictable weather and invasive insects and bring food from the field to our fork. I have been hearing that agriculture is... More

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  • Nepal
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Highlights of the 2nd YPARD Asia and Pacific conference

The YPARD regional unit in Asia and Pacific (AP) organized 2nd YPARD AP Conference on July 21-22, 2018 at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China.  The objectives of this conference were to share regional and national updates, review of existing regional development plan, and draft of new regional development plan based on the upcoming 2018-2022 YPARD Business Plan.... More

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  • China
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From Nepal to Nebraska, graduate student's passions rooted in soil

Meet Dinesh Panday, a doctoral student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture focusing on soil and nitrogen management. “I’m from Nepal, a country where agriculture is the main driver of the economy and more than 67 percent of total population is involved in it,” said Panday. “My extended family’s livelihood is dependent upon soil-based agriculture, so my passions are strongly... More

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  • Nepal
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Call for abstracts: YPARD Student Research Symposium, Kathmandu, Nepal

We are very pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for “YPARD Student Research Symposium” organized by YPARD Nepal in support of INGENAES, which will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu, Nepal. The #YPARDSymposium (short form and hashtag of YPARD Student Research Symposium) is designed to provide an opportunity for... More

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  • Nepal
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Call for Application: YPARD Nepal On-site Mentorship Program

‘Student-Farmer Interaction Program’ is a Mobile Approach for On-site Mentorship led by YPARD Nepal in collaboration and coordination with farmers’ groups and local partners. The program aims to provide farmers with technical and/ or advisory information on production and management techniques, and at the same time to facilitate two-way learning between agri-students and farmers. YPARD Nepal in collaboration with District Agriculture... More

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  • Nepal
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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Behind the scenes: Bringing successful stories of young agri-entrepreneurs

I just remembered a great quote by William Shakespeare: “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” By the time you are reading this blogpost, we (as YPARD Nepal) have successfully completed one of the biggest events in 2016: Storytelling Contest for Young Agri-entrepreneurs. In fact, it was a long... More

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  • Nepal
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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The Art of Writing Grant Applications : The Case of YPARD Nepal

Last year, discussions of National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development (#NYFAED15), YPARD Nepal identified that Nepalese youth have limited expertise on grant proposal writing skills. As a result, they were unableto attract funds to address the overall grant or technical writing skills on new agri-business development as expected. To bridge this gap, YPARD Nepal organized a workshop titled, “Youth’s Grant... More

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  • Nepal
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Fostering Young Professionals to Think Landscapes

“I am a policy maker for climate change, but I do not have any knowledge of local realities. I need to learn from case studies and hearing from local farmers how they cope with climate change” this was one of the representative voices that rose frequently in the 2015 Youth in Landscape Initiative workshop at Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Paris. ... More

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Journey from Social Media to Youth Empowerment

“The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) has been created to promote effective, targeted investment and build partnership, capacities and mutual accountabilities at all levels of the agricultural system so as to ensure that today’s agricultural research will meet the needs of the resource-poor end user.” As history, GCARD1 was held in March 2010 (France) which focused on Enhancing... More

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  • Nepal
  • Creating opportunities for policy debate
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YPARD presence at GCARD3 Social Media Training in Bangkok

“Peter Casier is now delivering the introduction to social media #GCARD3,” This was the first tweet about GCARD3 Social Media Training, tweeted by Ratih (@ratatatih) on 7th, December 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. This training organized by GFAR, covered an overview of all social media tools, their use for nonprofit causes and how to put all these into one strategy in a... More

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Call for Membership: Opportunity to work in YPARD Nepal

YPARD Nepal is a branch of YPARD which is supported by YPARD Asia and Pacific Coordination Unit & YPARD Global Coordination Unit. Since 2012, it has been working on youth, agriculture and environment issues in Nepal. YPARD Nepal Family Farming Photo Contest and National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development were our greatest achievements in recent year. The YPARD Nepal working... More

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  • Nepal
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Highlights of the 1st YPARD Asia and Pacific Conference

Under the support of YPARD and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), YPARD Asia and Pacific Conference was held in Beijing, China on 10th -12th September 2015.  The conference, first of its kind, was attended by around 40 young professionals including seven country representatives from Asia and Pacific region as thius; Dinesh Panday, Nepal; Fardous Azam, Bangladesh; Jieying Bi, China; Jim... More

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Why to Celebrate International Year of Soil?

  I ask kids where their food comes from, and they say the supermarket. We have lost that feel which connects directly to the soil. Other than farming and gardening circles, soil gets very little love. We walk on it, but we don’t really want to see it in the house or on our shoes, however, soil is the foundation for food,... More

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  • Nepal
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Promoting agro-entrepreneurship among the Nepalese youth

YPARD Nepal, in support of Multifarious Consultancy and Research Centre (MCRC) and National Federation of Youth NGO Nepal (NYFN), organized the National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development (#NYFAED15), on the 9th -10th of January, 2015 at the Local Development Training Academy in Lalitpur, Nepal. Forty young professionals (18-40 years) from all regions of the Asiatic country, who are currently involved... More

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  • Nepal
  • Creating opportunities for policy debate
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Knowledge Exchange Systems to Promote Youth in Landscape Approaches

Family farmers are intrinsically linked to their communities and landscapes, transmitting knowledge, skills, practices and technologies from generation to generation. Yet at the same time, the ever-encroaching crush of urbanization and ever-increasing disparity between dwindling income and soaring expenses play a major part in the rural landscapes that are fading at an alarming rate. The global trend of a small family... More

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YPARD Nepal announces Family Farming Photo Contest

The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) with the slogan “Feeding the World, Caring the Earth.” To mark the IYFF and on occasion of the World International Youth Day, YPARD Nepal, in collaboration with AgriYouthNepal (AYN) and Nepal Agricultural Cooperative Central Federation Ltd. (NACCFL), announces “YPARD Nepal Family Farming Photo Contest.” A competition from all Nepalese... More

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  • Nepal
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Social media, a tool to engage youth in agricultural development

Social media can be defined as web-based applications that enable end-users to interchange electronic content. There are different forms of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Storify, Slideshare, among several others. These tools have emerged in recent years as a powerful and widespread communication platform and are being used in a wide range of areas such... More

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GFAR: Farmers’ Group Approach Boosts up Small Scale Farming

Agriculture is the main source of food, income, and employment for the majority of people in Nepal. But one big hurdle for most farmers is financing. Loans tend to be too expensive for smallholder farmers. They often involve a lengthy application process, and farmers can rarely meet the rigid collateral requirements—rural land is neither recognized nor accepted as collateral by many banks. Without... More

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  • Nepal
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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