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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Jim Leandro Cano

We are delighted to welcome Jim Leandro Cano as a new YPARD Steering Committee Member! Jim has been in the youth-in-ag advocacy space since he came on board as YPARD’s Country Representative for the Philippines in 2015. Since then, he has contributed in many ways to the YPARD global network, both at the country and international level. He also served as... 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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Ensuring food security amid COVID-19

Currently, the world is facing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which started on 11 March 2020 in Wuhan, China and the coronavirus is no longer a “new normal.” The Government of Nepal has imposed a nationwide lockdown since 29 April 2021 and enforced its federal, regional and local level structures to respond to the crisis, fully cognizant of its vulnerabilities.... More

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YPARD Nepal announces the World Food Safety photo contest 2021

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nepal is announcing an online “World Food Safety Photo Contest 2021" with the global theme "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow".  The World Food Safety Day 2021 began its celebration on 7th June 2018 to ensure food security with the action to prevent, detect and reduce the global burden of food-borne disease. According to... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD LAC communications focal point: Hazell Flores

YPARD is delighted to welcome Hazell Flores as the new communications focal point for Latin America and the Caribbean.  Hazell has recently been awarded the Hubert H. Humprey Fellowship to develop a professional exchange in Agriculture and Rural Development at Cornell University. She has a Bachelor in Social Communication from Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua and diplomas in Children´s Rights and Feminist Economy. ... More

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Welcoming the new YPARD Steering Committee Chair: Sebastian Pedraza Paez

YPARD is delighted to welcome Sebastian Pedraza Paez as the new steering committee chair. Sebastian is a Colombian youth leader who has important experience in rural youth issues. is a graduate with Associate Degree in ICT from SENA, is currently finishing an Associate Degree in Music Production from Latin American professional audio foundation Cetear, and Bachelor’s Degree in Political science and... More

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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Marina Demaria Ven

MarinaWe are delighted to welcome Marina Demaria Ven

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Food Security Amidst Second Wave of COVID-19 in Nepal

Food Security Amidst Second Wave of COVID-19 in Nepal As the world is facing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which officially started last year, the corona virus is no longer a “new normal”. The government of Nepal has imposed a regional lockdown and enforced its federal, regional, and local level structures to respond to the crisis, being fully cognizant... More
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Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all

Nigeria UN Food Systems Summit Youth Dialogue 2021 held a webinar with the theme “Discussions bothering Action Track 1-Ensuring Access to Safe and Nutritious Food for All” on the 27th April 2021, with a lot of experts, young farmers and agricultural professionals in attendance. The virtual event was coordinated by United Youth for Sustainable Globe (UYSG) Nigeria and a host of... More

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From the director's desk

Hello YPARD!  It is a huge honor to join your community. Thank you already for all the warm words of welcome. I aim to be a servant-leader, synthesizing the wishes of you all, my fellow members, into compromises that honor our mission and vision, sustaining the network and allowing it to grow.  Why do I want to give my energy to... More

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Welcoming the incoming YPARD Director: Genna Tesdall

YPARD is delighted to welcome Genna Tesdall as the incoming YPARD Director. She is a graduate of the global oriented Iowa State (2015) and Penn State Universities (2018) with an M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and International Agriculture and Development. Before joining YPARD, she was the federal agricultural policy officer at the German Rural Youth Association (Bund der Deutschen Landjugend) (2020). As... More

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My journey to a fairy-tale land

As the crystal-like, feather-light, glimmering snowflakes touched my skin, and the rays of shimmering winter-sun peaked through the fluffy, grey curtain in the sky – I was certain that I had woken up in the middle of a fairytale dream. As a child, I dreamed of travelling the world, flying first-class, and dining in the finest restaurants around; little did I... More

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4th School for Young Ruralists - Peru Bicentennial Edition

An opportunity to design projects that contribute to rural agricultural development in Peru. 2021 is the second year in which the pandemic continues to affect Peru's economic and agricultural sectors. Especially agriculture which is one of the less admired and recognized sector, despite its importance to the population’s survival. Given this context, we believe that it is necessary to keep a... More

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My YPARD online internship experience

The first YPARD encounter It was just a normal school day in my class at the faculty of tropical agrisciences. With full concentration, continuous note-taking and a constant sip of my cup of green tea which was helping with the struggle to stay awake…Well I had just arrived from Africa, full of dreams, full of motivation, no winter or early dark... More
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From flakes to snow: My love story with agriculture

If you had walked up to me sixteen years ago and asked if I wanted to study Agriculture? I would have probably looked at you like you were on something illegal and screamed "No!". Sometimes all it takes is one seemingly unimportant experience, one fleeting moment for your life to make sense, and for you to find yourself on a journey... More

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The world pharmacy that has been losing its secret keepers

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. 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 important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... 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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Impact on increasing sell price of cinnamon bark to Kerinci’s crime rate

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. 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 important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More

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Treatment of Wastewater: A case of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? What is the justification for wastewater treatment since it incurs cost and pollutes the environment?

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. 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 important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More

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