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On the road to 2014-2018 – new YPARD Business Plan released

The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 has been a milestone in the development of YPARD.  Many strategic events have been shaping the organization, from the external review of late 2013, to the strategic planning meeting in early January and the update of the charter.  The YPARD Business Plan 2014-2018 was developed based on the outcomes of the strategic meeting... More
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Drylands Gender strategy released with a special focus on youth

The Dryland Systems Research Program of the CGIAR published recently their gender strategy with a strong Youth component. The CGIAR has shown a strong support to the youth on many occasions, through post-doc programs, youth participation support at key events, capacity building opportunities and other activities. This strategy, at a research programme level, is bringing a strong strategic backbone to these... More

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Money is a mean, not an end

"The first thing I think about is NOT Money." Pape Samb Pape knows what he talks about; he played a key role in the receiving of IFAD grant of US$1.95million to create opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa. Pape Samb is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GYIN, the Global Youth Innovation Network, a platform of... More

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Welcoming New YPARD representative for India, Yashpal S. Saharawat!

We are delighted to welcome Yashpal S. Saharawat as YPARD India representative. Yash is an Agronomist by profession, involved in promoting agriculture among the youth and in making agriculture a field of entrepreneurship opportunities beyond a mean of livelihood, especially in the developing country. Youth contributing almost 65% of total population in world’s second largest populated country is often debated as... More

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Calling on African Leaders to Move from rhetoric to action

Young people are called to contribute to the upcoming 10th CAADP Partnership Platform through the Non State Actors platform. CAADP stand for Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.  FANRPAN invites you(th) to give your input into the recommendations they will present to the Africa Agriculture Ministers. Get a voice; Take action! Learn more through Sithembile Ndema's message, from Food, Agriculture and Natural... More

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YPARD is searching for a Web and Communications Officer!

Temporary, 6 month full time position, from May 15, 2014 YPARD is an international movement by Young Professionals for Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. It operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution. This global on-line and off-line communication and discussion platform is meant to enable YPs all over the world to realize their full potential and contribute towards... More

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YPARD changes its Logo!

2014 is the launch of YPARD’s 2014-2018 vision, set to strengthen YPARD’s ability to foster youth’s role for a sustainable agricultural development. We kicked off the year with a key strategic planning meeting which marks a turn for YPARD. A series of changes were made to reflect the dynamism and wide-scale performance of YPARD. YPARD’s full name, its vision and mission,... More

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2014-2018 YPARD vision: fostering youth’s role for agricultural development

The key outcomes of YPARD Strategic meetings of January 2014 Two key strategic meetings took place this January 2014, at YPARD. A strategic planning gathered major partners, donors, and YPARD representatives at different levels – national, regional, global, and the steering committee. Based on the progress done by YPARD these last years, and the results of the 2013 External Review particularly,... More
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Youth - Have your say on the future shape of CGIAR research

CGIAR is working on the planning of the next phase of the CGIAR’s strategy and programmes. These documents play a key role in setting the frame, for shaping an effective international agricultural research. It is thus crucial that all partners involved in the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) have their say in these processes  - among which YPARD Community and Young... More

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Unleashing your social media powers for Agriculture!

Are you a social media lover? Have you ever considered the power of Social Media for contributing to Agricultural Development? Social Media reporting of key events in the field of agriculture has been expanding in the last few years as a mean to get “the people” better informed and more involved into policy and strategic discussions that impact their life. At... More

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Welcoming YPARD Croatia representative: Zrinka Filipovi? Dermit

YPARD is thrilled to welcome our very first YPARD representative for Croatia: Zrinka Filipovi? Dermit. Zrinka is soon to finish her year as a graduate student at the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb. In this context, she often encountered various problems concerning youth involvement in agriculture. Besides student organizations which are a good starting point for international cooperation, she hadn’t come... More

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Youth in agriculture in West Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. This is a huge opportunity for West Africa as young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and can consequently have a transformative impact on economic growth and social development. The agricultural sector plays a key role in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)... More

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Social Media Coordination for Youth-in-Agriculture’s empowerment

Two YPARD members were waived the registration fee for participating to the Social Media Coordination Bootcamp of the Global Landscapes Forum, Warsaw, Poland, organized by the CGIAR. This enabled two social-media experienced young professionals to benefit from a capacity building’s opportunity in refined Social Media Coordination for youth-in-ag’ s empowerment. I was one of them as YPARD Web and Communications officer... More

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Active Youths’ take home messages - how to involve our peers in landscapes approaches

“We now have the largest youth generation in human history.  What do we do with this restless generation?  Far too often activities are taking place without the input from young people.”  Thembi (Sithembile Ndema) started, as the hard talk moderator at the Youth session of the Global Landscapes Forum, 16th November, Warsaw, Poland. 10 young speakers were selected among 150 applications... More

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Food and Water wastage management in contest

Last August and September, YPARD was one of the juries for the 2013 ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition, in the section Food and water wastage. The contest aims at recognizing young people who are using technological innovation to improve the social reality of their communities and giving them a boost in their activity. The contest had several phases. First, it... More

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Welcoming YPARD Armenia representative: Armen Ghazaryan

YPARD is delighted to welcome Armen Ghazaryan as YPARD representative for Armenia. "I have always been highly interested in agriculture, especially when it's about looking at agriculture from economic perspectives. Armen says. Even in my very childhood I was enjoying planting and harvesting greens, fruits and vegetables at my grandparent's summer home. I grew up and my love towards agriculture became... More

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Behind the victim’s mask, a hero

“We, we, we” – It will certainly ring a bell for whoever has some experience of global development conferences. People get together with the beautiful purpose of changing the world, “for the best.” A “we”, like an unidentified monster. Everybody returns home with quite an unclear idea of who will do what to contribute to the broad picture. On the top... More

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Welcoming YPARD New Web4Knowledge intern: Madan Poudel

YPARD is delighted to welcome Madan Poudel as YPARD Web4Knowledge. Madan is working some 15 hours a week remotely, on posting information on www.ypard.net. Here are some Madan’s words to YPARD Community: "Hello Ypardians, I am Madan Poudel from Nepal currently studying in Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Agriculture faculty in Bachelor level. As my family engaged in farming for major... More

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Young People are making their Show for tackling serious issues! - Landscapes approach

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)'s two-day event will be kick-started with a TedX-style Youth session. Nine young people will take the floor to deliver inspirational speeches about youth’s role in the natural resources sector. “Thought leaders” in youth issues will share with us how they have changed the way youth are perceived in natural resource management sectors and “Youth champions” will... More

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Welcoming YPARD new country representative for Kenya!

YPARD is delighted to welcome its new representative for Kenya : Emmanuel Ngore. Emmanuel Ngore is a programme assistant at the World Agroforestry Centre. Emmanuel has worked with the youth for 6 years on subject matters pertaining to conservation of natural resources, policymaking, and diseases prevention. This has spanned the Non-Governmental sector (Kenya Red Cross – Society Nyando Branch) where he... More

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