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East African regional workshop on youth-led sustainable agriculture and urban food systems

Mbale, Uganda – Rikolto Country Office in Uganda will be hosting 40 Youths from the Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Tanzania and Rwanda in a Workshop on “Youth-led Sustainable Agriculture for Urban Food Systems in East Africa.” The training-cum- knowledge sharing workshop will take place at Wash & Wills Hotel Mbale, from the 25th – 29th March 2019, and is organised in collaboration... More

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  • Uganda
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Call for application: Youth Shaping Sustainable Food Systems Workshop in Eastern Africa

Deadline for application: 12 February 2019 Countries of focus: DRC, Kenya, Uganda,  Rwanda, and Tanzania  Funding type: Fully funded   Most countries in Africa are undergoing rapid urbanization bringing with it fresh opportunities as well as creating new challenges arising from the transition. From the perspective of urban and peri-urban agriculture, classic practices are changing too due to a combination of... More

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  • Uganda
  • Creating opportunities for policy debate
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Celebrating action for biodiversity: Q&A with a pioneering young conservationist

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Zaake is co-founder and executive director at Rakai Environmental Conservation Programme (RECO), a not-for-profit organization based in Uganda’s southern Rakai region, and member of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) network. To mark International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity today, we asked him why biodiversity is important - and how youth can... More

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  • Uganda
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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My 3D experience from the 2018 YPARD strategic plan meeting and fundraising training

  YPARD means a lot to me! It is one of the platforms through which I get opportunities to improve our farming systems with fellow youth. In 2014, I decided to join the YPARD family and In mid-2017, I was entrusted to be a country representative after a national election process. After every four years, YPARD develops a new strategy. And... More

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  • Uganda
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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A living dream: Agricultural training in primary schools

Imagine how it would be like if the primary school with which you enrolled when you were younger had a farm. Picture the farm complete with a vegetable garden, a banana plantation, poultry, crickets, earthworms, and other animals. Also, visualize that tending of this farm was part of your school curricular activities and your daily routine for that matter. A glorious... More

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  • Uganda
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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The youth: creators of our future

On the sunny morning of Monday 27th March 2017, I joined thirty three other young people from Sub-Saharan Africa at the City Hotel Bonn-Meckenheim, Germany to officially start the ‘kick-off workshop’ in the run-up to the international conference- “The Future of the Rural World” in Berlin. It was an opportunity availed to me through the Young Professionals in Agricultural Development (YPARD)-... More

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  • Uganda
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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