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Get involved with the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger

Do you remember the youth-led group advocating for stronger youth participation, engagement, and involvement in the global agri-policy spaces? It was formerly known as Rome-based Agencies (RBA) Youth Council, but now has changed to the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger. The Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger is a youth-led, youth-governed group to act as a conduit for evidence, examples, perspectives, and... More

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YPARD partners with SEARCA to unlock youth engagement opportunities

At the beginning of July 2020, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and YPARD entered a partnership represented by each organizations’ directors, Dr. Glenn Gregorio and Dr. Yemi Adeyeye, respectively.  The partnership aims to capitalize on the network and expertise of each organization to work together on creating opportunities for youth to be engaged... More

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  • Philippines
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E-forum: Possible YouthInAg dynamics post COVID-19

On 21st of May 2020, YPARD Philippines hosted an E-Forum with the same title promoted on social media with the hashtag - #YouthInAgPostCOVID. This was organized in partnership with Dream Agritech Consultancy Services, and co-presented by YPARD Global and WhyFarm. The YPARD Steering Committee Chair, Marina Cherbonnier and the YPARD Director, Yemi Adeyeye alongside Alpha Sennon of WhyFarm served as guest... More

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  • Philippines
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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YPARD Philippines represents Filipino youth in UN-IFAD

Jim Leandro P. Cano, a UPLB student taking MS Development Management and Governance, represented the Philippines at the 42nd Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations on Feb. 14-15. Cano, the country representative of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), presented success stories of youth-led initiatives of YPARD Philippines that have tapped funding... More

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  • Philippines
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YPARD members and the youth working group at the Global Forum on Rural Advisory Services

“YES!” That was the resounding answer of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) after three YPARD members from the Philippines (Jim), Cameroon (Marc) and Trinidad and Tobago (Alpha) proposed the creation of the Youth Working Group that will work closely with GFRAS and Regional Rural Advisory Services (RAS) Networks.  This was during the 8th GFRAS Annual... More

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  • Philippines
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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AGRA: A new musical

Have you seen or heard of a musical production that advocated for the promotion of agriculture to young people? On March 14th and 15th, 2017, AGRA: A New Musical took place with that advocacy behind it!  With two shows per day – one in the afternoon and another in the evening. AGRA had an original script in Filipino with 15 original... More

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AGRA: a fruit of cross-pollination

In a world where division of labor and specialization is given much importance, we tend to forget that there is beauty in cross-pollination; convergence of different fields. Last year, 2016, YPARD Philippines had its mid-year planning. In the course of the meeting, one of the directives of the group was to find a way to use the arts in advancing our... More

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  • Philippines
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Going back to YPARD’s roots (Revisiting the past, in the present, to see the way forward)

When you’re part of an international platform as vast as YPARD, it is seldom that you get the opportunity to visit the city, where YPARD was officially launched. Such was the privilege given to me to go to New Delhi and speak on behalf of the YPARD Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee at the Fourth International Agronomy Congress, where a Special... More

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When Planning Meets Celebrations - YPARD Philippines Planning and 10 Celebrations

Since 2015, YPARD Ph members have been part of conferences, such as the YPARD Asia Pacific Conference, GCARD3 Bangkok Regional Consultation, ADB Asian Irrigation Forum, and GCARD3 Global Event. In addition, the team has also been involved in trainings like the GFAR-hosted social media training/bootcamp in Bangkok last year and this year's pre-GCARD3.  To help share the expiriences from these events... More

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To Agri or Not to Agri – That is the Question

“To be or not to be – that is the question”, wrote Shakespeare in Hamlet. But let me ask a more relevant question, “To Agri or not to Agri – that IS the question”. Countless scientists say that global population will reach 9 billion by 2050. If that is so, then the most practical question would be, “How do we feed... More

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  • Philippines
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Climate-Smart Agriculture: the key to a happy marriage?

Climate and agriculture seem to have a love-hate relationship, but if sustainable actions are adopted, then there may be a chance for the two to co-exist happily enough. This relationship was the subject of much discussion by experts at the High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific this week. Development has... More

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Is there no cause to disrupt current systems?

“Enough of the jargon, enough of the hierarchies, enough of the competition amongst us. Let us collaborate and serve those who we claim to be serving ,” said Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary of Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) as the High Level Policy Dialogue came to a close. Is this a call for a constructive disruption in global agriculture’s status... More

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YPARD Philippines join the Coalition for Agricultural Modernization in the Philippines Board

On November 16th this year, YPARD Philippines (YPARD Ph) Country Representative, Jim Cano, joined the Coalition of Agricultural Modernization in the Philippines, Inc., (CAMP) Board Meeting as a new member. The coalition, fondly referred to as the CAMP, brings together volunteers, men and women, from agriculture, agribusiness, industry, academic, government, professional groups and international organizations in a bid to champion agriculture... More
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YPARD Philippines Vision Casting – Building the Team

On March the 4th, 2015 YPARD Philippines carried out a Vision Casting to kick-start the new chapter. I as YPARD Philippines representative, together with other members promoted the vision of YPARD to young professionals and interested graduating students. Eleven people from different disciplines and fields of specialization attended the event. Some of the represented areas during the meeting were: Agriculture (horticulture,... More

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