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Beautiful Bajrabarahi: Reflections on YPARD Nepal onsite mentoring

It’s a matter of great honor for me to participate in “Student-Farmer Interaction: On-site mentoring program” organized by YPARD Nepal from September 12-17, 2017 at Bajrabarahi of Makwanpur, Nepal.  I’d like to express my deep sense of gratitude to YPARD Nepal and its collaborative partners for providing me with this opportunity. I’d like to acknowledge Dinesh Panday, Deepak Ghimire, Anil Banstola... More
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Putting bread on the table: A Hungarian farmer’s perspective

“You are creating a miracle, Erno! – Nope, just bread for the table.” The short dialogue above ensued between my friend István Dudás and I during the autumn wheat harvest season. István who visited me with his children in the middle of the harvesting period does not relate to agriculture professionally, but he is one of the few people who respect us... More
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Zoom on YPARD Iran Activity 2013

YPARD Iran has worked with Kimiyaye Sabz NGO since April 2013. We have contributed to Eco- friendly Agriculture group of Kimiyaye Sabz NGO in Markazi province (a province in center of Iran). This office has held special English workshop about agriculture and environment for students and graduated persons in these fields. Indeed language barrier was identified as a limitation in Iran... More
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Celebration of First National Poultry Day in Nepal

First time in Nepal, first day of January 2014 (17th Poush, 2070BS) was declared as National Poultry Day. This day's grand celebration was made jointly by farmers, hatchery entrepreneurs, veterinarians, agriculturalists, government service officers and people involving in poultry farming from different parts of Nepal in my own hometown, Chitwan district, on the chairmanship of Mr. Guna Chandra Bista (First Nepali... More
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Three young professionals face the realities of agricultural research for development in West Africa

I have been travelling to Ghana and Burkina Faso to visit two ILRI Research fellows whom I am supervising. They are currently finishing their data collection in the field with the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s Volta2 project. Our aim is to gather data that will help us validate a model useful for the impact assessment of innovation platforms.... More
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YPARD now part of the GFAR Steering Committee

YPARD has been working to engage youth in the decision making processes in the agricultural development sector. Bringing youth representatives to boards, steering and advisory committees is one way of ensuring that youth are an active part of the sector and to encourage youth involvement in programme development.  We are thus, pleased to report that the Global Forum for Agricultural Research... More
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YPARD India is looking for your participation in its Working Group!

Hello "YPs" in AR4D in India, You may be aware that during National workshop on 'Foresight and Future Pathways of Agricultural Research Through Youth in India' (FFPARTY) held on March1-2, 2013 at New Delhi, YPARD-India was re-introduced! YPARD-India is an initiave by and for Young  Agri-Professionals. It aims at better networking, strengthening linkages and knowledge sharing between different Agri. Professionals including... More
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Cash Crop Cultivation Brings Smiles to the Farmers: Revealed from A Field Visit of YPARDians of UODA

On a sunny day of spring, YPARDians, students from the Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering and Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics, lead by F.M. Safiul Azam from UODA had a visit to farmers` field to learn detail about agricultural practices and crop-profit status of horticulture. They have visited fields of Taro and Gladiolus, which are one of the major... More
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Awesome event in Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal

The Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD), as a global community, has given particular attention to promote youth in agriculture from its establishment. Last week on 25 April 2013, YPARD has organized a seminar entitled YPARD Awareness Campaign (YAC) in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) at Chitwan, Nepal where a total 113 undergraduate students were actively... More
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