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Turning wine waste into profit: possibilities of the Moldovan wine industry

Did you know that the leftover grape skins, seeds and stems from winemaking are called “pomace”? Have you ever wondered what happens to these leftovers after the grape has been squished of their juice? No? Well, the Biogas Research Team at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences in CZU Prague have surely thought about it and have launched an innovative project that puts to good use this pomace.  

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Join us at TROPENTAG 2021!

Each year YPARD partakes in the annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development  “Tropentag” with an interactive workshop. See details of the previous workshops here, here and here. This year the conference is organized by the University of Hohenheim, Germany under the topic “Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and... More

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Announcing the YPARD/CASEE Conference 2021 scientific competition winners!

YPARD has a long-standing collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). CZU has been hosting the YPARD Europe coordination unit since 2016 and has worked for a stronger youth focus and engagement in agriculture in the region.  CZU also serves as a hosting place for the CASEE Secretariat. This year, CZU hosted the virtual CASEE 2021 conference entitled... More

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Degradation of trifloxystrobin in apples before storage

his abstract emerged as one of the outstanding research within the poster Session on Sustainable food systems and quality at the CASEE Scientific conference 2021. YPARD held a scientific competition that was tagged "Empowering young researchers of the Danube region in sustainable food systems" within the CASEE conference 2021. The competition aimed to support the continued professional and personal growth of young professionals attending the CASEE Conference.... More

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Antioxidant activity and mineral composition of selected kind of small berry fruits

This abstract emerged as one of the outstanding research within the poster Session on Sustainable food systems and quality at the CASEE Scientific conference 2021. YPARD held a scientific competition that was tagged "Empowering young researchers of the Danube region in sustainable food systems" within the CASEE conference 2021. The competition aimed to support the continued professional and personal growth of young professionals attending the CASEE Conference. The... More

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Can kiwifruit grow in Romania? Results of the Romanian breeding program after 25 years of research onActinidia spp.

This abstract emerged as one of the outstanding research within the oral Session on Sustainable food systems and quality at the CASEE Scientific conference 2021. YPARD held a scientific competition that was tagged "Empowering young researchers of the Danube region in sustainable food systems" within the CASEE conference 2021. The competition aimed to support the continued professional and personal growth of young professionals attending... More

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The content of bioactive compounds in raspberry fruit and leaves depending on the cultivation method

This abstract emerged as one of the outstanding research within the oral Session on Sustainable food systems and quality at the CASEE Scientific conference 2021. YPARD held a scientific competition that was tagged "Empowering young researchers of the Danube region in sustainable food systems" within the CASEE conference 2021. The competition aimed to support the continued professional and personal growth of young... More

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YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition: Winners of the PhD. category

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and helped make it a success! And a special congratulations to Charles Amarachi Ogbu, Dr. Marwa Shumo, Okafor Uche Cyprian, Dita Mervartováand Sidi Rana Menggala, the five selected winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA Research Story e-Competition entitled ‘your Research your Story!’ These five stories stood out the... More
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YPARD Europe is partnering with the AgriSciences Platform (AgriSci-UA)

We are happy to announce our new partnership with the AgriSciences Platform for Scientific Enhancement of Higher Education Institutions in Ukraine. The AgriSciences Platform aims to strengthen the capacities and cooperation of young teachers, researchers, masters and doctoral students at selected Ukrainian universities by creating a platform – AgriSciences Platform for sharing information on Agrarian Sciences. Through the partnership with YPARD... More

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Deadline extended! YPARD/AGRINATURA e-Competition: Share your BSc or MSc research story!

As a student or young professional, the ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about your work is an invaluable skill. By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, you can better inform, educate, and inspire your audience. Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to talk about your research face-to-face. Sharing your research... More

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e-Competition: your Research your Story!

As a student, the ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about your work is an invaluable skill. By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, you can better inform, educate, and inspire your audience. Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to talk about your research face-to-face. Sharing your research story through blogs... More

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YPARD represents youth in the fight against food waste: Horizon2020 proposal has been submitted!

In a bid to contribute towards building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future and to enhance research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal, Monika Varga, YPARD Hungary country representative from Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (formerly Szent Istvan University) have developed and successfully submitted a project proposal entitled ‘F2FTRANS (F2F Transition Lab: A methodological framework against losses and... More

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YPARD Europe science slam - Empowering the next generation of change-makers in Danube region

YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Development) has a long-standing collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). CZU has been hosting YPARD Europe coordination unit since 2016 and has worked for a stronger youth focus and engagement in agriculture in the region.  CZU also serves as a hosting place for the CASEE Secretariat. This year, CZU will be... More

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When you think of a university, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

For me, I think, science, career, study programs, faculties and of course the student life. I never stop to think about the impact and activities of a higher education institution outside of the scientific/academic aspects. I guess this was the thought of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), my home away from home for the past six years, as... More

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Join the Global YPARD Café in Yerevan, Armenia

The Armenian chapter of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is organizing a Global YPARD Café in Yerevan on 29 November 2020 at the IRIS Social Incubator Centre. The café aims to promote modern and clean agriculture and to ensure the sustainable income and financial security of our beneficiaries. This is an exceptional opportunity for the young professionals to develop... More

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Call for applicants - YPARD country representatives for the European region

YPARD Europe is seeking young, innovative and fresh spirited professionals to take on the role of a Country Representatives (CR) and continue its work on enabling and empowering young agricultural leaders shaping sustainable food systems. In this call, we are looking for young people specifically from: Netherlands Germany Portugal Austria Spain In case you are from another country of the European... More

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Announcing the new YPARD representation in the EFARD management team

In a bid to ensure a diverse representation of young people in various executive meetings and committees YPARD has nominated Bledar Meta, YPARD Albania country representative as the new YPARD Representative in the new European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) management team. What is the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)? EFARD is an umbrella network of... More

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Welcoming YPARD Grenada country representative: Bevon Chadel Charles

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Grenada representative, Bevon Chadel Charles.  Bevon is a passionate agriculture enthusiast, farmer and active entrepreneur. She is CEO and Founder of Akata Farms an integrated self-sustainable farm located in Grenada. Akata Farms though in its early stages aims at strengthening Grenada's export capacity, to end hunger and develop a sustainable agricultural sector. Her interests... More

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Call for YPARD candidate on the Global Water Partnership Steering Committee

The GWP Steering Committee, at its meeting in December 2019, decided to create a permanent independent youth seat on the Committee, thereby ensuring full information and voting rights for a strong youth perspective. This step is unique among global water organisations and reflects the GWP’s commitment to creating space and opportunities for youth to engage in water governance and management -... More

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Call for applicants - YPARD Austria country representative

YPARD Austria is seeking a young, innovative and fresh spirited professional to take on the role of a Country Representative (CR) and continue its work on youth in agriculture! Being a CR is a unique opportunity for you to be more active with fellow young professionals in agricultural and related fields in Austria as well as with the global YPARD network.... More

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