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YPARD Africa’s Diary

Reflecting on the year 2019, it is worth noting that the year came with great a pack of diverse experiences for members of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) in Africa. As the curtain has been drawn on the year 2019, a walk down memory lane gives a clear picture of the goings-on in YPARD Africa upon which the prospects... More
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Harnessing opportunities in crop value chains for increased productivity

It was on a sunny Saturday on 2nd November 2019 when a group of 30 young agribusiness actors and farmers gathered under the auspices of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) Nigeria in Ibadan to host a café themed “Agricultural Crop Value Chain: The role of the Entrepreneur”. The YPARD café provided a platform for members of the YPARD network to... More
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Agro-Connect: Tackling Youth Challenges in Agriculture

Recently, findings and evidence have shown that we may face another challenge that is not born because of conflicts and disputes as seen in the past century, but a challenge born out of the inability for a nation to successfully provide food for its citizens. Hunger is not based on seasonality and so, food production and food security should not be... More
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A brighter future: Youth engagement along agricultural value chains

Several stakeholders have called for engagements of youth within the sector. However, the prevalent challenges outweigh the number of stakeholders calling reaching out to the youth. Despite the recognition of the importance of engaging youth within the agricultural sector and development community, a cohesive and deliberate approach has to be defined to augment the efforts still being fragmented. To properly capture... More
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Building resilience among rural farmers in Nigeria

Sabi-Agrik Ltd and partners launched the first phase of a successful agribusiness partnership that supports rural women and farmer groups across Nigeria and Africa on a Farmer’s Voice Project. The Farmer’s Voice Project began in 2018 as a way of helping rural women groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions, among others to strengthen their technical and business capacities to fight... More
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Boosting agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa

African agriculture remains one of the essential sectors for the development and emergence of Africa in general.  To exclude or not to put agriculture in primacy in the objectives of sustainable development is to set aside an agricultural population of nearly 530 million and 580 million by 2020 (NEPAD), knowing that women and young people constitute a significant part of this... More
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