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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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Learning from Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Youth in COP26

By:  Shreyashi Bista Recently, I joined YPARD which is an international movement by young professionals working effectively to build up young awareness about agricultural development and connecting and empowering youths in food systems. Meanwhile, I got information about the workshop "Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Youth, with How was ... More
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Une jeune femme mathématicienne qui tombe amoureuse d’un site agricole

Curieuse de charger mon cerveau de nouvelles connaissances, surexcitée de l'idée de passer un week-end dans l'espoir de murmurer la nature en respirant un bel air, je m'inscris à la première édition de MVULULU Open Day, organisé par YPARD RDC, un Chapitre d'YPARD GLOBAL, un réseau mondial des jeunes par les jeunes et pour les jeunes ayant pour obje... More
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YPARD RDC organise la première édition de Mvululu Open day

YPARD RDC, réseau des Jeunes Professionnels pour le Développement Agricole a organisé une porte ouverte dans son site de Centre d'Excellence Mvululu, le samedi 08 janvier 2022, dans le territoire de Kasangungu, province du Kongocentral.Cette activité appelée Mvululu Open Day, 1ere Edition, correspond à la célébration de 15 ans d'YPARD Global et de ... More
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Importance of Annual Survey: Why Provide Feedback?

Importance of Annual Survey: Why Provide Feedback?  Importance of Annual Survey: Why Provide Feedback?   Every ten years many countries around the world carry out a census, the survey is meant to get information about a country’s population. This information helps support the goals and strategies for governments for the next ten yea... 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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From the director's desk

By: Genna Tesdall, YPARD Director Dear YPARD, The first five months in office have flown by. I already feel YPARD has been my home for much longer than these few short months. My heart is still with all of you who are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19, but also countless other natural and political disasters which are sweeping the w... More
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Why Virtual Coffee Chats? Behind the idea with YPARD Belgium's Country Representative, Michael Ruggeri.

By: Michael Ruggeri, YPARD Belgium Country Representative Being part of YPARD means being part of a community spanning across continents and countries with very different needs and plans when it comes to agriculture and rural development. Still, what brings all YPARDians together is their willingness to do more by learning from their peers, sh... 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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A YPARD Belgium x YPARD GCU initiative: virtual coffee chats

We are calling all country representatives to take part in this new fantastic initiative at the global level headed by YPARD Belgium's country representative, Michael Ruggeri. The Virtual Coffee Chats initiative's objective is to provide YPARD CR from around the globe the opportunity to get to know each other better and exchange ideas.

Country representatives can express their interest by filling up the form here before June 25, 23:59 CET. Participants are then paired randomly each week over the course of 6 weeks.

The randomly paired couple will be put in touch at the end of every week and they will be free to decide what time / day better suits them (also taking into account their time zones). The meetings can take place via Zoom / Teams / WhatsApp or whichever platform individuals prefer.

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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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Josine's journey, as a young agri-preneur

  Youth really are the future of agriculture. GFAR is committed to youth through many projects we do. One of them is YAP, our Youth Agripreneurs Project, where we encouraged young agricultural entrepreneurs to submit their projects (early last year). Through “YAP”, our purpose was not only to find some genuine innovative projects we could sponsor, but also to provide young agripreneurs... More

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All in One Rhythm: Lessons learned

More than one month ago, Maracanã stadium celebrated the end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Yes, those festive days brought many surprises, unforgettable – and painful – ones, especially for us Brazilians. By suffering, we learned that results come with commitment, planning, humility and good technique. Charisma and good will are great complements, but alone they are unable to... 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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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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YPARD: a youth movement experience for sustainable food systems?

How do you differentiate a movement from a community? How are

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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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