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Boosting agricultural productivity through modern technologies

There is a lot of innovation in the mobile/IT, agricultural machinery and energy spaces that have the potential to make a huge impact on the farm and in the agribusiness sub-sector. For example, smart power systems, superior processing machines, precision agriculture tools, farm management software, and affordable sensors are all within reach of even the smallest farmers today. Ultimately, we think... 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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Call for applicants - YPARD Germany country representative

YPARD Germany is seeking for 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 Germany as well as with the global YPARD... More
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YPARD an avant-garde platform supporting young professionals

The Young Professionals for Agricultural Development network “YPARD” has for several years started its work in support of young professionals in the field of agriculture, supporting them to have a stronger voice this way. YPARD has done this through various mechanisms such as: organizing various workshops, providing different information for professional youth in the field of employment, various scholarships, information to... More
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Precision farming: attitude is the main point!

Inspired by the rapid development of affordable ICT tools, precision agriculture and precision technologies are gaining more and more space in agriculture, worldwide. In the following blog, a young Hungarian farmer, who is a practitioner and an expert on this topic, shares his journey with us on how he became a consultant on precision farming. “During my studies on agricultural engineering, I... More
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Welcoming the YPARD Switzerland representatives: Caroline Otto and Marnie Pannatier

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Switzerland representatives Caroline Otto and Marnie Pannatier. Caroline Otto grew up in the German part Switzerland near Zurich. She completed her MSc in plant molecular biology at ETH Zurich. During her bachelor, she spent an exchange semester in Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne. Whereas the major subjects in her studies were... More
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Young people revaluing rural gastronomy

"A long time ago I did not see this dish" - many residents commented during the agrobiodiversity fair "Sabores y saberes andinos" to which, as representative of YPARD Perú, I was invited to be part of the jury of the gastronomic contest organized by a group of young people that are part of YPARD.  Let's learn a little more about the... More
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Welcoming YPARD Solomon Islands country representative: Hika Joseph

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Solomon Islands country representative, Hika Joseph.  Hika has a background in Management, Public Administration & Economics, from the University of the South Pacific. During his study, he was fortunate to be appointed as the general secretary for the Management and Public Administration Student Association. In that role, he gained some of the necessary... More
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The untold YPARDian stories; Ag innovation showcase

Are you an innovative young professional in agriculture who is involved in any interesting agri-food systems initiative in Africa consequently challenging the status-quo? How did you as an active participant in agriculture or agribusiness, make it through the ups and downs of life in the agricultural sector? How are you forging forward through the maze of climate change, land tenure system,... More
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Welcoming YPARD Peru country representative: Flor de María Prado

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Peru country representative, Flor de María Prado Flor de María is a graduate of the Pacifico University, Perú with a Bachelor´s degree in Administration. The first years of her career she worked in some Peruvian companies. However, she was always really interested in finding the way to create opportunities for people who need... More
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Welcoming YPARD Serbia country representative: Julijana El Omari

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Serbia country representative Julijana El Omari. Julijana is a graduate from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. In her last investigative journalism exam, in, she made a television video story about the complaints written by farmers after they have been turned down for governments agricultural... More
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Rise in Nigerian population; an opportunity or a nightmare for agriculture?

According to the recent report by Nigerian Population Commission (NPC)  Nigeria's population has officially hit 198 million, with the majority (51%) living in the urban areas. Is this supposed to be a blessing or a challenge for the agri-food sector? I would say it is both.  It is a challenge, because there are now more mouths to be fed by the... More
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How to become a successful Goat Farmer

In order to be a successful goat farmer, there are basics you must consider or know before you start a goat farm. These include but not limited to the following: Location: The most important consideration you must first make is location. Common goats generally survive in warm areas that are well drained. Apart from temperature, space is necessary. Goats live in... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Albania representative: Bledar Meta

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Albania representative Bledar Meta. Bledar has completed his Bachelor studies at the Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness, at the Agribusiness Management branch. After graduating, he participated in various training courses, one of which was training for Enterprise Management in Vienna-Austria, at the Institute of Professional Training “WIFI Austria”. He graduated... More
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Echoes of African agriculture

Agriculture remains one of the trendiest topics of discussion on social media. And quite recently you may have taken notice of the hashtag #faraedspeaks on social media: on Twitter in particular. This tag labels contributions to a discussion which with the Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, the Executive Director (ED) of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) held with some professionals... More
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Welcoming YPARD Germany Representative: Johannes Dreer

We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Germany Country representative: Johannes Dreer Johannes is a Master’s graduate in economics and business administration from the Fernuniversität in Hagen. He was raised, and still lives on his family farm, where he learnt the basics of farming and rural life. From 1998 until 2001, together with his father, he managed the family... More
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Feeding the appetite for sustainable tourism

For the tourist hoping to experience authentic local cuisine on one of our famous golden beaches, they may be disappointed to know that only a small fraction of food in our hotels is provided by local farmers and fishermen, with the majority being imported from areas outside the Caribbean basin. Unfortunately, inconsistencies in quality and quantity of produce, natural disasters and... More
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Welcoming YPARD Spain country representative: Víctor Suárez Villanueva.

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Spain country representative Víctor Suárez Villanueva. Victor is a graduate of Agriculture Engineering from the Universidad de León, Spain .During his bachelor studies, he attended two exchange programs (ERASMUS and AMICUS) where he spent one semester at École Superieur d´Agriculture d´Angers, France and one year at the University of Vermont, USA. In addition... More
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Welcoming YPARD Mongolia Representative: Anudari Enkhtur

We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Country representative Mongolia: Anudari Enkhtur Anudari is a graduate of Agricultural and Applied Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Businesses from the Mongolian University of Life Sciences. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s  degree in the field of International and Development Economics at the Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences, Czech University of Life Sciences... More
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Welcoming YPARD Myanmar Representative: Aung Tun Oo

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD representative for Myanmar: Aung Tun Oo Aung is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Yezin Agricultural University (YAU). After graduation, he conducted agricultural research at YAU in search of innovative solutions in agriculture to help farmers and to develop the agricultural sector in Myanmar. In 2010,he participated in the AgroStudies... More
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