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Empowering Ghana’s young entrepreneur farmers to start cocoa farms

CocoaLink is a smart application that was developed by Farmerline a Ghanaian social enterprise on a mission to leverage technology that would empower smallholder farmers to improve their productivity. The CocoaLink app was developed with the aim of encouraging youth to pursue agriculture as a profitable income generating venture. With content in the form of text, audio bits and videos, the Android-based... More
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Urban food security and consumption

Discourse on the impacts of climate change at various scales indicates that the development deficit in developing countries coupled with exposure to climate risks will exacerbate vulnerability to the risks in the coming decades.  Although cities occupy a small percentage (5%) of land globally, they provide habitats for over half the global population and regionally differential urbanization is characterized by fast-paced... More
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Pension scheme for cocoa farmers to ensure sustainable cocoa production

Ghana is a key leader in the world cocoa market. According to history, cocoa was first brought to Ghana by Tetteh Quarshie from Fernando Po in 1879. Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire provide about 50 percent of the world’s cocoa supply. The cash crop is of high value as the export of cocoa fetches the country foreign exchange. Revenues from the exportation of... More
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Examples of YPs at work: SFIAR Award Ceremony 2014

The decreasing share of young people in agriculture and as a consequence, the upcoming issue of securing food production for future generations, is a topic that slowly moves up the agenda of organizations and governments worldwide. While there is a decrease of young work force in agricultural production, there is also a decrease of young people engaging in agricultural research. Need... More
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Welcoming YPARD Cameroon representative: Nestor Ngouambé

We are delighted to welcome YPARD new national representative for Cameroon: Nestor Ngouambé. Nestor is Agro-economist. He is involved in agricultural research and rural development since 2009. During these last five years, he has contributed to the implementation of agricultural development projects related to transversal issues such as urban agriculture, environment, extension and advisory services, food security and most importantly youth’s... More
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