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YPARD DRC Participates in Democracy and Human Rights Program Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

*Scroll to read the French version A partnership agreement was signed in Kinshasa on April 22, 2022, between the Embassy of Sweden and the Consortium of 15 Congolese Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) represented by the New Congolese Civil Society (NSCC). In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 15 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) came together... More
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YPARD Kenya: In South Eastern Kenya, the Baobab Value Chain is Booming

By: Alphonce Munyao, YPARD Kenya. As you travel along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway from Kenya's busy capital, the climatic conditions become a little harsher as the latitude decreases and the temperatures rise, with xerophytic plants dominating the landscape, but as you approach 200 kilometers, you start seeing some massive, upside-down looking tree... More

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International Conference on “Advances in Agriculture and Food System Towards Sustainable Development Goals" (AAFS-2022) from 22-24th August 2022 at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Food security is often explained in terms of food availability, food access and food utilization. Agriculture plays a fundamental role in people's ability to improve their diets, supplying food for consumption and providing income that can be used to purchase nutritious food. Improved agriculture and food systems will emphasize diversification, enc... More

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Youth Call to action - Cropping Systems for the Future From the International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (IAAS World)

This blog was written by: Rika Deligiannidou (Food and Agriculture Youth Institute/IAAS World) & Omar Farhate (Food and Agriculture Youth Institute/IAAS World) Over 50 delegates from more than 30 countries came together in Bonn, Germany in the International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (ICYA) from March 10th, 2022, till March 13th, ... More
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Winners of 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa announced

The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities. Originally posted by CIMMYT  Winners of the 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa receive their awards at the STMA meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. From left to right: Admire Shayanowako, Blessings Likagwa, Ismael Mayanja and Hildegarde Dukunde. Fifth a... More
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From the director's desk

 By: Genna Tesdall, YPARD Director  Dear members and partners of YPARD, This year has started with hardly a pause before plunging into further global events. Whether you are struggling with the effects of the new war in Ukraine or the conflicts in Ethiopia, Yemen and around the world, famine, insecurity, and the effects of climate change ... More
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YPARD: Pushing the Frontier of Agriculture

By Essel Cobbina, YPARD Europe Intern YPARD is an international movement for young agricultural professionals, founded sixteen years ago. Since then, YPARD has dedicated to serving as a collaborative global network that enables young professionals to realize their full potential and contribute proactively towards innovative and sustainable agricult... More
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The Zeal to Combat Food Spoilage and Contamination (Interview)

This interview was conducted by Essel Cobbina, YPARD Europe Intern. In the frame of the Wege Prize competition. The Wege Prize is an annual competition that encourages college/university students worldwide to work together across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to reinvent how economies work, culminating in game-changing future... More
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Tilapia fish Production in a Floating Cage in the DRC: A new opportunity for YPARD

By: Erick NUNDA, Technical Advisor and Certified Knowledge Manager for Sustainable Development. Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint to improve livelihoods and grow the economy. Agriculture holds enormous potential for jobs creation among Africa's burgeoning young population and consequently transforming the continent's... More

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Announcing our E-competition Winners - 2021 Edition!

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 Cornelius Joojo Cobbina, Gold Julian Omolola, Sheriff Noi, Safiyya Kassim and Nimeshkumar Jitendra Gorani , the five selected winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/Agrisciences share e-Competition entitled 'share your... More
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Small-Scale Biogas Plants in Vietnam: How are They Affected by Policy Issues?

Blog post by: Sheriff Noi This blog post emerged as one of the five winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/AgriSciences Platform E-Competition: SHARE YOUR STORY! for the MSc and BSc Category. The competition which was tagged your Research your Story! aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most... More
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Advancing Youth for the Truth

Blogpost by: Nimeshkumar Jitendra Gorani This blog post emerged as one of the five winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/AgriSciences Platform E-Competition: SHARE YOUR STORY! for the MSc and BSc Category. The competition which was tagged your Research your Story! aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to commu... More
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Cashew, Farmers, and the Value Chain System- My Research Story thus far

Blog post by: GOLD JULIANA OMOLOLA This blog post emerged as one of the five winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/AgriSciences Platform E-Competition: SHARE YOUR STORY! for the MSc and BSc Category. The competition which was tagged your Research your Story! aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate... More
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Rescued from the Pits of Despair

Blog post by: Safiyya Kassim This blog post emerged as one of the five winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/AgriSciences Platform E-Competition: SHARE YOUR STORY! for the MSc and BSc Category. The competition which was tagged your Research your Story! aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the m... More
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The Silent World Changers

Blogpost by: Cornelius Joojo Cobbina This blog post emerged as one of the five winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA/AgriSciences Platform E-Competition: SHARE YOUR STORY! for the MSc and BSc Category. The competition which was tagged your Research your Story! aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communica... More
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#WorldSoilDay: Soils under Threat

This article was originally published on MyRepublica, which is an English medium daily news site in Nepal. Our YPARD Asia and Pacific, communications focal point, Dinesh Panday, PhD wrote this blog to highlight the importance of soils and how soil is important to smallholder farmers in Nepal. The World Soil Day (#WorldSoilDay) is held annually on 5... More
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From the director's desk

By: Genna Tesdall, YPARD Director Dear YPARD members and partners, What a year for YPARD and our fellow persons. Many of us have survived natural disasters, political unrest, and lost loved ones to the pandemic. It's been a no less eventful year on the global stage of food and agriculture. Food security, environmental protection and restoration, hu... More
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Successfully Completed: The IV Rural School for Young People in Peru

 The IV Rural School for Young People in Peru successfully took place this year between the months of May and August. This initiative aimed to provide its participants with knowledge on designing rural-agricultural projects that promote a more just, inclusive and sustainable food system. The IV Rural School for Young People, as well as the pre... More
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Welcoming YPARD's digital communications officer: Valentina Martínez-Salazar

We are thrilled to announce to the YPARD community that we have a new staff member! Valentina Martínez-Salazar is the new digital communications officer for YPARD GCU. Valentina was onboarding over a week ago and has already been proven to be an integral part of the team.  Valentina Martínez-Salazar is a Colombian Biologist graduated from Univ... More
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Want youth to transform the food system? Let's talk finance.

This month, Glindys Virginia Luciano, YPARD Network Engagement Coordinator and Genna Tesdall, YPARD Director, were invited to write a guest blog post at GFAR, as part of their Partner's in Action campaign. We thank our partner GFAR for giving YPARD the opportunity to share our thoughts as youth.  In the last several years, dialogue around... More
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