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Call for applicants - YPARD country representatives for the European region

YPARD Europe is seeking young, innovative and fresh spirited professionals to take on the role of a Country Representatives (CR) and continue its work on enabling and empowering young agricultural leaders shaping sustainable food systems. In this call, we are looking for young people specifically from: Netherlands Germany Portugal Austria Spain In case you are from another country of the European... More
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Announcing the new YPARD representation in the EFARD management team

In a bid to ensure a diverse representation of young people in various executive meetings and committees YPARD has nominated Bledar Meta, YPARD Albania country representative as the new YPARD Representative in the new European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) management team. What is the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)? EFARD is an umbrella network of... More
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Welcoming YPARD Costa Rica Country Representative: Manuela Gil Echeverria

YPARD is delighted to welcome Manuela Gil Echeverria as the new Country Representative for Costa Rica.  Manuela is a passionate agronomist with a master’s degree in Sustainable Business Development, graduated from EARTH University in 2013 and CATIE in 2017.  She currently works for EARTH University in the extension project unit called EARTH Futures where she is responsible for supporting smallholder farmers... More
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Welcoming YPARD Mexico Country Representative: Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez

YPARD is delighted to welcome Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez as the new Country Representative for Mexico.  Horacio is a graduate with a certificate in Systems Transformation from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development from Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de... More
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Welcoming YPARD Grenada country representative: Bevon Chadel Charles

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Grenada representative, Bevon Chadel Charles.  Bevon is a passionate agriculture enthusiast, farmer and active entrepreneur. She is CEO and Founder of Akata Farms an integrated self-sustainable farm located in Grenada. Akata Farms though in its early stages aims at strengthening Grenada's export capacity, to end hunger and develop a sustainable agricultural sector. Her interests... More
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Call for speakers: young professionals in agrobiodiversity preservation

Young people are the backbone of a nation and can explore the youth role in adaptive measures against a changing climate. To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will discuss indigenous youth... More
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Call for applicants - YPARD country representatives for LAC region

YPARD Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is seeking young, innovative and fresh spirited professionals to take on the role of a Country Representatives (CR) and continue its work on enabling and empowering young agricultural leaders shaping sustainable food systems. In this call, we are looking for young people specifically from: Colombia Costa Rica Grenada Mexico Being a CR is a... More
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Welcoming YPARD Trinidad and Tobago country representative: Enricka Julien

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Trinidad and Tobago country representative, Enricka Julien. Enricka is a graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness, with minors in Gender and Development Studies, Communication and Extension from University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad.  Enricka is an agricultural professional with over six years of experience working across various... More
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Welcoming YPARD Peru country representative: Marcelita Ponce de León

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Peru country representative, Marcelita Ponce de León. Marcelita is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering from the National Agrarian University La Molina. She began her professional career as an intern in government programs. This allowed her to have contact with different rural communities from cultures that promoted ancestral knowledge for the... More
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On COVID-19 and food security: A Brazilian youth’s perspective

Despite being one of the biggest food producers in the world, Brazil is a country with major social inequalities, political instability and a large food-insecure population. Within this context, many are the challenges and complex issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of food chains and urban agriculture, as we know, “the bigger the food chain the bigger the risk”,... More
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Communication for effective youth inclusion

Pius Hiwe, Youth-Leader Communications Champion, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), speaks about communication for effective youth inclusion at the SIANI Annual Meeting 2020 held in Sweden. You can now watch the video and read the presentation script in a chronological sequence. First slide What does the communications officer of a youth network with over 18,000 registered young professionals in 70 countries... More
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Agriculture of the future

The agricultural sector is facing a number of new issues that have come to life in the past decades.  Our climate is changing, soils are eroding, the available production area is shrinking. We have to produce increasingly more ‘beautiful’ produce to meet consumer’s expectations without using crop protection compounds, and we have to adapt to a changing food pattern. How do... More
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Climate change, the dying world

Climate change is a reality that is happening now, and that we can see its impact across the world. Climate change is a very hot and trendy topic in the world now, but most people don’t even know the causes and effects on the environment. What do you think about when you hear climate change? Did anyone ever wonder why there... More
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Call for applicants - YPARD Austria country representative

YPARD Austria is seeking a young, innovative and fresh spirited professional to take on the role of a Country Representative (CR) and continue its work on youth in agriculture! Being a CR is a unique opportunity for you to be more active with fellow young professionals in agricultural and related fields in Austria as well as with the global YPARD network.... More
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Expanding horizons and knowledge sharing - my Fulbright experience

Fulbright has been operating as a successful program for many decades, it may sound familiar to many, worldwide. In this blog post, I share my personal experiences with the YPARD community, in the hope that some of you will be encouraged to apply.  January 15, 2019 became a memorable day for me, because I received the email, beginning with the following... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Belgium representative: Michael Ruggeri

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Belgium Country Representative Michael Ruggeri.  Michael holds a master’s degree in Rural and Agricultural Development from the University of East Anglia, preceded by another master’s degree in Environment and International Development from “La Sapienza” University. Among other things, Michael has recently collaborated with FAO on the preparation of the State of the World’s Biodiversity for... More
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Food security: The role of youth

I am Shah Khalid, a Ph.D. scholar in Agronomy at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.  I am very glad to share my story on my journey with YPARD Pakistan. Last month, I have received a call from Prof. Dr. Muhammad Arif, who told me about Ms. Shahla Salahuddin, YPARD Pakistan Country Representative. Ms. Salahuddin introduced a conference co-organized by YPARD... More
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Welcoming YPARD Brazil country representative: Marina Demaria Venâncio

we are delighted to welcome Marina Demaria Venâncio as the new Country Representative for Brazil! Marina is currently doing her Ph.D. in ecological and human rights at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil). She holds a master’s degree in environmental law and a bachelor’s degree in law from the same university and has attended courses and programs on topics... More
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Welcoming YPARD Azerbaijan country representative: Parviz Yusifov

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Azerbaijan country representative Parviz Yusifov. Parviz received his high school education in Lekchiplaq village, in Goycay. As a newly independent state, the strategy of Azerbaijan was to develop the oil and gas sector to receive fast revenues, but it resulted in disregard towards agriculture and the environment. It was the driving factor for Parviz to... More
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Welcoming the Communication Focal Person for YPARD Rwanda

Habimana Jean Claude is a science communicator with over six years of experiences in agricultural communication. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Rwanda. He was born and raised in Rwanda. At present, Jean Claude is a Cornel Alliance Global Leadership Fellow 2019 and he is looking forward to continuing his study in Masters in Agricultural Communications... More
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