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The Mapping Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs takes place in Kenya

Having been involved in more than one mapping project involving youth, I have always felt a missing component, that of helping youth use the skills they acquire to make a living. I always felt that empowering youth to get out and source for themselves is key. Being the representative of YPARD in Kenya, this was an opportunity for me to assist... More

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  • Kenya
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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Youth in Extension: Are we making the most of our young assets?

At the International conference for innovations in extension and rural advisory services 2011, Nairobi, YPARD engaged interested participants on a discussion entitled: ‘youth in extension: are we making the most of our young assets’?  The aim of this discussion was to share the outcomes from the YPARD e-discussion on young professionals in extension, hear the experiences of YPARD members active in... More

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Greetings from China

Hi, everyone. Glad to join the party! It will be a wonderful and excellent place to share and communicate with fellow professionals, let's involve more of us! I come from Beijing, China. Now a research assistant in Chinese Acedemy of Agricultural Sciencs. Mainly on food security and poverty reduction. I'll start with China, try to let more and more young researchers... More

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International ARD, local development and the youth, in Romania

YPARD was invited by the Young Professionals in Local Development (YPLD) to talk about international ARD and local development at “Raise the stake”, 18th February, Siret Romania. YPARD presented the importance of international ARD for local development, most importantly to assert the role of the youth in these mechanisms, and how YPARD can help the youth take and get their stake.... More

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  • Romania
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extension conference 2011: my experiences

  Dear platform citizens, this article summarily captures my experiences as a YPARD delegate to the International Conference on Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services that took place  Hilton Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya from 15-19 November, 2011.   WHY TURNING IN THE STORY LATE? This is one of the lessons learned from the conference; “Never wait till you get home before you... More

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  • Kenya
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extension conference 2011: my experiences

  Dear platform citizens, this article summarily captures my experiences as a YPARD delegate to the International Conference on Innovations in Extension and Advisory Services that took place  Hilton Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya from 15-19 November, 2011.   WHY TURNING IN THE STORY LATE? This is one of the lessons learned from the conference; “Never wait till you get home before you... More

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  • Kenya
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YPARD Thank you to its founding members

  Official Launch of YPARD, in 2006, in New Delhi As we start 2012, YPARD will say thank you and goodbye to the last of the founding YPARD members who comes to the end of her term as YPARD steering committee member in January 2012.  YPARD began with a small, committed group of individuals who fought very hard to bring youth... More
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Academic and strategic retreats : willful isolation for better knowledge sharing

This past summer, the YPARD community has been discussing the potential of information and communication technologies to promote the place of youth in agricultural research for development. Yet, one shouldn't underestimate the importance of face-to-face meetings that encourage an exchange of viewpoints. This type of exchange is all the more facilitated when an event has been set up specifically to promote... More

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YPARD is building the YPARD Europe platform, join the initiative!

CBO13113[RF] (c)www.visualphotos.com YPARD is building the YPARD Europe platform. The YPARD European platform is part of the YPARD Global platform, following the same vision and mission: to work for a sustainably improved livelihood, worldwide, through dynamic Agricultural Research for Development, by serving as a platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realise their full potential toward a dynamic... More

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World Food Prize; What next?...

When wearing my YPARD web and communications’ officer cap, I try to rather be a neutral moderator who, instead of saying her views, solicits other’s opinion with rather objective questions. I remove my cap for this following post and make it a bit more personal. Thoughts are my own. The World Food Prize 2011 is over... Former President Lula da Silva... More

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YPARD at the UNESCO Youth Forum

Student engagement, social innovation, fostering democracy, youth employment, conflict and sustainable development are among the issues that have been discussed on the floor of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum, 17 to 20 October 2011 in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Forum brought together youth delegates, civil society participants, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, academics and the private sector. Participants discussed, debated, and... More

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  • France
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Youth contribution to the feed the future initiative

The YPARD coordinator took part in the online discussion to gather information from stakeholders on various issues related to the United States’ new global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.  Researchers and other stakeholders were given the chance to consider and provide input to the US government on FTF’s research priorities, and to discuss how best to support and... More

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  • United States of America
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Mapping training for young agricultural graduates, 29th August- 2nd September 2011, now underway in Kenya

The Kenya mapping workshop is underway, with 30 young professionals excitedly learning GIS skills to become more competitive in the field of ARD.  Attendees come from many different parts of Kenya, from the capital Nairobi, to the Western region in the town of Eldoret to the northern region, in Mandera.  Several expectations from the training were expressed at the beginning, ranging... More

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Opening ceremony of YPARD Vietnam and Workshop on “Young scientists for Agricultural Development in Vietnam”

Dr. Ramasubbu Seenivasan from VIT University, India, Coordinator of YPARD Asia attended the opening ceremony of YPARD Vietnam office placed at Nong Lam University, on the 16 September 2011. He introduced YPARD activities to young scientists in Vietnam and asserted the willingness of YPARD Vietnam to implement intensive activities to support to young professionals as well as farmers in promotion of... More

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  • Vietnam
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Brief - YPARD awareness campaign- University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka-09.11.2011

YPARD awareness campaign was organized at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka on the sidelines of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment on 09.10.2011 on behalf of YPARD Asia office. The purpose of this campaign was to offer University students and faculty to get the opportunity to engage in YPARD related activities in Sri Lanka and South Asia, which facilitate the... More

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Working towards a new young professional in ARD

YPARD is engaging on a new study to contribute to the agricultural curriculum debate.  We want to find out the new skill sets that are required of young professionals in ARD, contributing specifically with the voice of the youth!  Agriculture is changing, and with it, a revised set of skills is needed to address new challenges in agriculture. A number of... More

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YPARD discusses youth with FAO

On February 24th, 2011 the YPARD coordinator discussed youth issues with interested colleagues at FAO.  The aim of the discussion was to look at potential areas of collaboration between the two organisations and to promote greater involvement of young people within FAO. Two main areas were discussed:  how to make agriculture more attractive to young people and addressing some of the... More

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  • Italy
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YPARD LAC presente en el Taller de consulta regional para América Latina

Alianza de la red YPARD LAC con la Unión Europea, una nueva oportunidad para trabajar por el desarrollo de América Latina Participar activamente en eventos que posibiliten y propendan por un rol más activo y decisivo por parte de los jóvenes en el desarrollo de América Latina (AL), es uno de los objetivos clave de YPARD LAC en este 2011. De... More

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Access to information at the door steps; the story of Nteletsa 2 Telecentres in Botswana

Introduction: The blog is a collection in a series which are part of the Study Tour which Zambia Telecentre Network selected team of Four undertook to Botswana in August,2011,with support from Southern Africa Telecentre Network to learn and exchange the use of ICTs in the country and its connection to livestock and agriclture. Nteletsa is a Tseswana word that means ‘call... More

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Preparing the workshop on “Young scientist for Agricultural Development in Vietnam”, 16 September 2011

For increasing and confident the relationship in study and research of young scientists, the Research institute for Biotechnology and Environment belonging to Nong Lam University is organizing a workshop on “Young scientist for Agricultural Development in Vietnam” on 16 September, 2011 in association with Young Professional Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD). The workshop program will include research and keynote,... More

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  • Vietnam
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