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Welcoming YPARD project intern: Wendel Georges

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD project support intern Wendel Georges.  Wendel is originally from Haiti but have had the privilege to live his past six years in Costa Rica, where he gained first his bachelor degree in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management at Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda (EARTH), and just recently he graduated with a... More

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Welcoming YPARD project intern: Gabriel Yves Badr

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD project support intern Gabriel Yves Badr. Gabriel is an Agricultural Engineering student with a Minor in Politics. He is currently rounding up his final year project entitled “Agriculture, Syria’s economic hope” in order to obtain his diploma of Agricultural Engineering along with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.... More

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YPARD interns on a mission: Youth in agroecology

Agroecology is a scientific discipline that involves a set of practices and a social movement.  Indeed, it seeks sustainable farming systems to optimize and stabilize yield and tackles a multifunctional role for agriculture, promotes social justice and culture and strengthens the economic viability of rural areas. The new project involving youth in agroecology will be implemented through the collaboration between UNFAO... More

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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Sebastian Pedraza Paez

We are delighted to welcome a new steering committee member: Sebastian Pedraza Paez.  Sebastian is a Colombian youth leader who has relevant experience in rural youth issues. He is a graduate with an Associate Degree in ICT from SENA and currently finishing an Associate Degree in Music Production from  Latin American professional audio foundation Center. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in... More

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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Lako Mbouendeu Stephane

We are delighted to welcome a new steering committee member: Lako Mbouendeu Stephane. Stephane is a graduate with a Master’s degree in Water Resource Management and a Master of Engineering in Agronomy (specialized in Rural Engineering) from the University of Dschang, Cameroon. He is currently pursuing a PhD on Integrated Wetlands management under climate and urban pressure. Stephane has been working as Head of... More

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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Keron Bascombe

We are delighted to welcome the incoming YPARD steering committee member: Keron Bascombe.  Keron is the creator of Tech4Agri and holds a Bachelor in Agribusiness from the University of the West Indies. Keron created Tech4Agri in 2011 as a blog which featured stories in tech, innovation and success in Caribbean agriculture & other parts of the world.  This went on to... More

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Welcoming YPARD Sri Lanka country representative: Sajith Harshana

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Sri Lanka country representative Pilana Harshana Pilana Vithana Sajith Harshana is currently a lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture at University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka. He graduated with a bachelors in agribusiness management (honours) with a specialization in agricultural economics from the Department of Agricultural Economics, at same university... More

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Welcoming YPARD China country representative: Zhong Li

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD China country representative, Mr Zhong Li. Mr Li received his master’s degree of International Trade and Investment Policy from Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University and dual bachelor’s degrees of Economics from University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. During his study, Mr Li worked closely with the International Monetary... More

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Taking these “F-words“ seriously: Food and future

By 2050, half a portion of your favourite lunch will be more than twice its current price! Most restaurant, fast food or cafeteria owners might like the sound of this, but will there be enough food to meet the rising demand? “How can we double the amount of food produced in the world in order to feed nine billion people by... More

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Welcoming YPARD Solomon Islands country representative: Hika Joseph

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Solomon Islands country representative, Hika Joseph.  Hika has a background in Management, Public Administration & Economics, from the University of the South Pacific. During his study, he was fortunate to be appointed as the general secretary for the Management and Public Administration Student Association. In that role, he gained some of the necessary... More

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Welcoming YPARD Peru country representative: Flor de María Prado

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Peru country representative, Flor de María Prado Flor de María is a graduate of the Pacifico University, Perú with a Bachelor´s degree in Administration. The first years of her career she worked in some Peruvian companies. However, she was always really interested in finding the way to create opportunities for people who need... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD Nepal communications focal point: Nikita Bhusal

Nikita Bhusal born and raised in the land of divinity, Nepal.  She completed her Bachelor Degree in Food Technology with the concentration on food quality, food microbiology, nutrition and food engineering from Purbanchal University. Her major area of interest includes; food, agriculture, nutrition, food-nutritional security, climate and youth.  She is currently working as a Capacity Building and Database Management Intern in... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD Nepal representative: Abhishek Khadka

Abhishek Khadka is from Dharan which is the located in eastern region of Nepal. He has a masters degree in Food Technology from Tribhuvan University Nepal with a strong focus on Tea, Coffee and Dairy Technology. He is interested in researching the fields of food chemistry and nutrition and has presented some of his research in different national and international conferences. He... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD Netherlands communications focal point: Maya Turolla

Maya Turolla grew up in Venice, where she first studied Anthropology at the Cà Foscari University. She moved to the Netherlands to continue her studies at the Radboud University, where she completed a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Development Studies and two minors (Public Administration and Conflict Studies).  Her research interests shifted from anthropology migration (MSc) to development studies, as she... More

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Welcoming the YPARD Cambodia representative: Ratana Oeurn

We are delighted to welcome the incoming YPARD Cambodia national representative: Ratana Oeurn Ratana possesses a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Rural Development and Project Management from the Build Bright University in Cambodia. Since 2012, Ratana has served as the Director of the Community-based Integrated Development Organization (CIDO), a Cambodian non-governmental organization based in Cambodia. Prior... More

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Welcoming YPARD Philiphines Mentoring Program Coordinator: Maggie Guia M. Del Valle

We are delighted to welcome the incoming YPARD Philippines Mentoring Program Coordinator: Maggie Guia M. Del Valle Maggie is a food security researcher from the University of the Philippines Los Banos. For the last two years, she has been working on a project that helps rice-insufficient communities in the Philippines address local food security issues through the institutional adoption of the... More

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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Zhai Lin

We are delighted to welcome the incoming YPARD steering committee member:  Zhai Lin. Ms. Lin is a graduate of Bachelor of English Language and Literature degree in China and Master of European Law from the University of Leeds, UK. With full enthusiasm on international cooperation, in 2004,  Lin joined Department of International Cooperation of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and served... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD Bangladesh communications focal point: Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman

Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the Jahangirnagar University (JU), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and continued his academic career with an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences with a major in Global Climate Changes and Environment at the same university. Over the years, his passion for learning from locals and first-hand experiences has led him to the remotest... More

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May 2017 [email protected] Resilient agricultural practices in the context of disasters

[email protected] is a monthly e-magazine by the World Farmers' Organisation (WFO). Find below the link to the May 2017 issue.   The May edition of the [email protected] opens with Robert Glasser making a case for resilience in the context of agricultural sustenance. He opines that; In order to promote resilient agricultural practices we need to recognize also the pressures of population growth... More

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