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Young Authors’ Writings for Agricultural Development

Nowadays, internet enables us to live everywhere in the world with the feeling of no distance to each other even though one may live in a small isolated village. One of the most useful usages of internet is through contributing in sharing information either on modern concepts or indigenous knowledge. Young professionals can effectively take part by sharing their knowledge through... More
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To keep up with the remaining: Baltî, Republic of Moldova

by André-Daniel Stucki,(Bern University of Applied Sciences School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) Usually it took me about half an hour to make my way from the Institute of Agroecology of the University of BaltI to the “Brigade”, the machinery section of the research Institute “Selectia” on the outskirts of the city. This way always included some traffic with... More
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Announcing YPARD Seeing Thoughts contest's winner...Grace Wanene!

YPARD is glad to announce the winner of the Seeing Thoughts contest! YPARD Seeing Thoughts video competition launched in 2012 was an attempt to capture and showcase the voices of youth and their contribution to agriculture for development, whether in research, in production or assisting a community to develop a sustainable livelihood. The contest was coupled with a learning process: the... More
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Welcoming YPARD Nigeria representative - Olawale Ojo

YPARD welcomes Olawale Ojo as the New YPARD Representative for Nigeria. You most probably know Olawale already, through YPARD Community Blog and Social Media, where he has been very active. Olawale was one of our “YP of the Month” last year, sharing his success story. He also belonged to the social reporters team at GCARD2; learn more about his experience. Olawale... More
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Kanchanjunga: Empowering farmers’ reaching global markets

Agriculture in Nepal is still of subsistence but with the right policies and supportive investments at local, regional and national levels, agriculture offers new opportunities to move out of poverty. On the above background, the government of Nepal with the grant assistance ($18 million among total budget of $24.1 million USD) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has implemented Commercial Agriculture... More
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Welcoming YPARD Ethiopia representative: Aderajew Woldu (Ado)

Ado Woldu (Aderajew) is our new YPARD Ethiopia National Representative. Aderajew Woldu is a graduate in Rural Development (B.Sc) from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, since 2008. He was employed that same year at Haramaya University as a graduate assistant in the department of Rural Development & Agricultural Extension (RDAE) and carried on as an assistant lecturer, till the end of 2010.... More
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Welcoming YPARD India representative – Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam is our new YPARD India National Representative. Sridhar Gutam after earning a Ph.D. (Plant Physiology) from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, had joined Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 2004. He is currently working as a Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) at Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow. His... More
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EXPLORING THE COCOA INDUSTRY

I never gave so much attention to the cocoa industry during all my studies of opportunities for youth in agribusiness. Majorly, I was reluctant because i just had this uneasy feeling about the waiting period of 3 to 5 years before making profit and the fact that it requires some reasonable amount of volume in terms of quantity and quality. In... More
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Message for the youths in developing and under-developed countries including Nepal

Young people are the backbone of national economy and are the strengths of tomorrow. Every nation must think about best possible education and, thereby job opportunities to the young people so that they will have appropriate skills when time comes for their contributions to the nation. This is very lacking part in most of the developing and under-developed countries, at least... More
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Welcoming YPARD Benin representative - Frejus Thoto

Frejus THOTO is our new YPARD Benin National Representative. Frejus Thoto is 22 years old and is about to complete his MSc in Agricultural economics. He got the Certificate of “Science and Policy of Climate Change” from TERI and the World Bank. Frejus is a young expert in climate change adaptation and managed several projects with organization like UNEP, UNDP, IDRC,... More
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Welcoming YPARD Nepal representative - Dinesh Panday !

YPARD is glad to welcome our very first YPARD Nepal representative, Dinesh Panday! Dinesh Panday has a B.Sc. in Agriculture (2011) from the Tribhuvan University (TU), in Nepal. He is currently enrolled as Research Assistant in Soil Science Division of Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC), Nepal. His areas of research interest include soil fertility, sustainable soil management and geographical information system... More
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IT IS REALLY COOL TO FARM

“Agribusiness, Cool business” were the words on the lips of the 39 youths that came together in Akure Ondo state Nigeria on the 21st of November 2012 to be part of the COOL TO FARM Workshop series by Agropreneur Nigeria and the OAC-Agro Advocacy Initiative. The main purpose of the workshop was to show to the youth that agriculture can be... More
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Engage, engage, engage! - COP18 agriculture day !

We solicited you to integrate COP18 debates related to agriculture some days ago: Youth, agriculture and COP18: Time to engage! We shared a number of hints on  how to get involved from your seat: Youth, agriculture and COP18: HOW to engage NOW! Still not quite clear on what you can do concretely? Still in the phase of letting others speak for... More
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YPARD and Youth Stakeholders taking part in refining CTA Youth Strategy!

YPARD was invited by CTA to participate to its Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop from 14th to 16th November 2012 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. A group of around 25 young professionals, coming from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), and other partners among which FANRPAN, FAO and IFAD, were gathered – all, working on Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development. CTA workshop’s objective... More
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