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A day in the life of a young apple farmer in Morocco

My name is Abdelali Ouhri and I recently graduated in Linguistics from the English Department at My Ismail University in Meknes, Morocco. I am also a young farmer and have been working with my father on our apple farm for years. Now that I have graduated from university, I have more time to help him on the farm - from flowering... More
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Would you be a farmer in drylands if you had the choice?

Imagine that you have a chance to secure your future somewhere else that your village or your hometown, you will go after it, won’t you? A fail-safe job and a guaranteed paycheck at the end of each month – even if that means leaving home - are key to a decent livelihood and insurance for long-term peace of mind. Nowadays, leaving... More
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New study sheds light on youth issues in drylands

by Courtney Paisley and Karin Reinprecht One in five youths, or 125 million, are working but live in extreme poverty (on less than US$1/day). 70 percent of the world's poor (youth) live in rural areas with agriculture as main source of income and employment. Youth make up 40% of the world's unemployed in 2013. A new study – the first of its kind... More
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15 July: It’s WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY Today

Historically speaking, lot many things happened on this Day -15 July. All now part of history. What is important is future & future looks forward to youth - the future scientists, workers, engineers, doctors, teachers & the farmers. The big majority of farmers worldwide are aging and youth are reluctant to agriculture. They don’t find any glamour in farming. Why they... More
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The Day YPARD Africa met in Kigali

There is an African proverb that says the hottest music and dance always comes from home.  It is a proverb that aptly describes the YPARD members who came from all over Africa and on June 15th made Kigali their home. The congregation of more than 70 youth enthusiasts had gathered at the Media Hall during the 7th Africa Science Week to... More
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How Internet of Things Makes Agriculture Smarter?

In the coming future all the key agricultural decisions will be made within a few clicks on the tablet or mobile phone.A farmer will still come to his field more of a  habit  rather than a necessity.Each morning,the farmer will receive complete farm overview charts to the e-mail containing farm information. IoT allows to access and control physical objects, including fields,... More
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Success Lies In Execution: Scaling Up, From Research To Impact

I am very excited about this opportunity presented through YPARD to attend the Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) in South Africa to catalyse discussions on how to help our generation become stronger leaders for our industry.  As an agricultural researcher I look forward to contribute to the theme Scaling up: From research to impact. My input will... More
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