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Welcoming the YPARD Austria country representative: Nikolaus Hruschka

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Austria country representative Nikolaus Hruschka Nikolaus graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, and continued his academic career with a M.Sc. double degree in Organic Agricultural Systems and Agroecology at BOKU and Hohenheim University. Over the years, his passion for... More
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Welcoming Aimé Kazika, country representative of YPARD-DRC

YPARD is delighted to welcome Aimé Kazika, first national representative for YPARD for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Aimé Kazika, is a young Congolese agronomist since 2002 and is involved in agriculture and rural development. He is also interested in issues related to social media, youth employment, children’s rights and marginalized youth. As a young Congolese in a country where... More
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Young Farmers step up!

As you prepare for the future, it is only natural to engage the new generation. That's the World Farmers’ Organization 's belief. This international organization of farmers for farmers is defining its Strategic Framework 2018-2028 and walking the talk in involving young farmers into giving directions to draw the way forward. Not only does WFO put its members center and forefront as the driver... More
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The CFS43 Social Media Bootcamp: Real Good stuff!

by YPARD's CFS43 social reporting team: Monika Varga, Melano Dadalauri, Anudari Enkhtor and Diego Valencia Have you ever felt extremely tired but happy at the same time? Could you relate to the feeling of not realizing that you are tired because you enjoyed the work so much?  That’s what we as four members of Young Professionals for Agriculture Development (YPARD) felt... More
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YPARD Philippines Vision Casting – Building the Team

On March the 4th, 2015 YPARD Philippines carried out a Vision Casting to kick-start the new chapter. I as YPARD Philippines representative, together with other members promoted the vision of YPARD to young professionals and interested graduating students. Eleven people from different disciplines and fields of specialization attended the event. Some of the represented areas during the meeting were: Agriculture (horticulture,... More
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Welcoming YPARD Pakistan representative: Shahla Salah

We are delighted to welcome YPARD Representative for Pakistan: Shahla Salah Shahla is a brilliant, energetic, passionate and inspiring young woman in Agriculture.  She tells us more about her and addresses this message: “I belong to the valley of greenery field of rice wheat, sugarcane, maize, fruits, fountain & endless mountains. I still remember those innocent days of my childhood when I was... More
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Welcoming YPARD Azerbaijan representative: Nizami Imamverdiyev

We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Country representative for Azerbaijan: Nizami Imamverdiyev.  Nizami is an economist, with a Bachelor degree in Economic Theory from Baku State University, Azerbaijan. As a student he was a board member of the European Youth Organization AEGEE-Baku for six months in 2008. After finishing his Bachelor degree he did a Master in Economics... More
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Welcoming YPARD Web and Communications Officer – Amelia Ochoa

We are delighted to welcome Amelia Ochoa as YPARD Web and Communications Officer. Amelia is joining YPARD Global Coordination Unit for a period of 6 months. Amelia has a background in Audiovisual Communications and Hispanic Philology, from the University of Navarra, Spain. In 2010, she contributed to a Project on Mass media and NGO crisis as a researcher. They analysed the... More
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Meet YPARD India working group!

The YPARD India working group was formally constituted in November 2013. The group is an interesting mix of globetrotting academics, researchers, development professionals and students. The group consists of 15 members from various states and agricultural universities of India. The profiles of all members can be found on YPARD and the purpose of this post is to give a short introduction... More
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Long talk is over; new dawn for livestock young entrepreneurs

“I have been raising pigs for five years with my parents just like any other ordinary farmer in Malawi, but my four years of undergraduate education has fuelled my interest in pig business; I am going commercial”, William Chimtenga, a passionate young final year student and agro-entrepreneur at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) said.  This is one of the... More
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Welcoming New YPARD representative for India, Yashpal S. Saharawat!

We are delighted to welcome Yashpal S. Saharawat as YPARD India representative. Yash is an Agronomist by profession, involved in promoting agriculture among the youth and in making agriculture a field of entrepreneurship opportunities beyond a mean of livelihood, especially in the developing country. Youth contributing almost 65% of total population in world’s second largest populated country is often debated as... More
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The Big Facts that we care about

Big Facts, CCAFS-led website on facts and figures about climate change, agriculture and food security CCAFS, the CGIAR funded Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, has recently relaunched the Big Facts website, a great source of information on the societal challenges that we face today for everyone, from researchers and policy makers to young professionals just getting started... More
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Welcoming YPARD new country representative for Kenya!

YPARD is delighted to welcome its new representative for Kenya : Emmanuel Ngore. Emmanuel Ngore is a programme assistant at the World Agroforestry Centre. Emmanuel has worked with the youth for 6 years on subject matters pertaining to conservation of natural resources, policymaking, and diseases prevention. This has spanned the Non-Governmental sector (Kenya Red Cross – Society Nyando Branch) where he... More
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Welcoming YPARD Ukraine representative: Kristina Kuznetsova

YPARD is delighted to welcome Kristina Kuznetsova as YPARD Country representative for Ukraine. "I am a little botanist from a big city, Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Kristina says. Plants have fascinated me from an early age; I loved exploring their diversity even before I knew what the word diversity meant. Some of my favorite activities as a child included picking and... More
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Youth and Ag workshop in Pakistan - my thoughts

Youth Challenges and Opportunities Workshop Islamabad, Pakistan, October 22-24, 2013 The workshop brought to light some interesting aspects related to youth in agricultural development.  The first day focused on integrating the work of the CGIAR with those within the regional fora.  There was a strong appreciation by those in attendance of having organized a meeting in Pakistan, where many have tried... More
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Welcoming YPARD representative for Uzbekistan - Sitora Khabibova!

YPARD welcomes YPARD representative for Uzbekistan: Sitora Khabibova! Sitora Khabibova is a graduate of the Russian academy of Economics named after G.V.Plekhanov in Tashkent. She studied Business and Business administration with a major in Finance and credit, from 2004 to 2008. After University she was employed by a consulting company and the Asian Development Bank for different projects and as interpreter.... More
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What is the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD)?

The Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) is a network of institutions, practitioners, and academics seeking to enhance experience and knowledge sharing in agricultural risk management, particularly in developing countries. By improving the practice of agricultural risk management, the network seeks to strengthen investments in the agricultural sector and reduce the vulnerabilities faced by different stakeholders. FARMD is open... More
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Welcoming YPARD representative for Kyrgyztan - Meerim Shakirova!

YPARD welcomes Meerim Shakirova as YPARD Country Representative for Kyrgyzstan. Meerim Shakirova was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan. When Meerim was 16, she moved to Moscow and started her active role in the international sphere, which has allowed her to play leadership roles as a global youth leader, climate change consultant and educator. Meerim has received scholarships from the Kyrgyz government... More
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Welcoming YPARD representative for Iran - Mohammadreza Davari!

YPARD welcomes YPARD representative for Iran: Mohammadreza Davari. Mohammadreza Davari has completed his PhD degree in Agronomy from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in 2009. After completion of his education he has been engaging in research and teaching at university as well as in voluntary work with young in environmental NGOs. SabzAndishan Arak and Kimiyaye sabz are two of these NGOs (website... More
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Welcoming YPARD Representative for Trinidad and Tobago - Keron Bascombe!

YPARD welcomes Keron Bascombe as YPARD Representative for Trinidad and Tobago. Keron Bascombe is a writer, blogger and budding agri journalist from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Currently he reads for a Msc in Agribusiness and Marketing at the University of the West Indies (UWI). However due to experiencing several other learning environments he is now set on a... More
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