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E-forum: Possible YouthInAg dynamics post COVID-19

On 21st of May 2020, YPARD Philippines hosted an E-Forum with the same title promoted on social media with the hashtag - #YouthInAgPostCOVID. This was organized in partnership with Dream Agritech Consultancy Services, and co-presented by YPARD Global and WhyFarm. The YPARD Steering Committee Chair, Marina Cherbonnier and the YPARD Director, Yemi Adeyeye alongside Alpha Sennon of WhyFarm served as guest... More
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Agriculture and COVID-19: problems and opportunities

Agriculture is the backbone of the Nepals’ economy.  About 60.4% of the total population of Nepal is dependent on agriculture contributing to 31.7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the agricultural sector is affected by various factors of low productivity, climate change, and lack of inputs and mechanization.  In the current situational crisis of worldwide lockdown due to COVID-19, Nepal government... More
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The contribution and importance of youth engagement in rural development

Young people have the energy, enthusiasm, and perspective to work and achieve something good and sustainable in the field of rural development. In general in developing countries, rural youth after completing their education do not return to their homes to make an effective contribution to the development of rural areas, and communities where they live, but in most cases, they migrate... More
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Welcoming YPARD Peru country representative: Marcelita Ponce de León

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Peru country representative, Marcelita Ponce de León. Marcelita is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering from the National Agrarian University La Molina. She began her professional career as an intern in government programs. This allowed her to have contact with different rural communities from cultures that promoted ancestral knowledge for the... More
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On COVID-19 and food security: A Brazilian youth’s perspective

Despite being one of the biggest food producers in the world, Brazil is a country with major social inequalities, political instability and a large food-insecure population. Within this context, many are the challenges and complex issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of food chains and urban agriculture, as we know, “the bigger the food chain the bigger the risk”,... More
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Youth engagement in agriculture

According to FAO, the number of young people (aged 15 to 24) is expected to increase to 1.3 billion by 2050, accounting for almost 14% of the projected global population. As we all know, the world is now getting more advanced in terms of modernization, use of technology, new practices and much more. Agriculture is going into dim light as most... More
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Highlights of Webinarthon: Stay home learn more

The government of Nepal initiated nationwide lockdown from March 24 as the preventive measure during the Corona Virus Outbreak.  The duration of lockdown is uncertain as it was initially for 21 days but it’s hampering day to day activities like study, work and others. For students, it might be frustrating because the research works are directly affected but still, the lockdown... More
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Climate change and food systems: the role of women

Africa has approximately thirty-three million small farms, representing eighty percent of all farms in the region. Majority of Africa’s smallholder farmers are women localised in rural areas of the region. The world is now facing a new era of climate change and the impacts are already being felt most by smallholder women farmers. It is now widely acknowledged that climate change impacts... More
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The Project SIMPLE- building alumni centers connecting students and the professional sector

This blog piece highlights the achievements of the Project SIMPLE at the University of Battambang (UBB), Cambodia through an interview between Libuška Valešová, YPARD Europe coordinator and Koemseang Nhuong,  General Coordinator and Lecturer at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Processing of the University of Battambang (UBB), Cambodia and member of the SIMPLE project management team of... More
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Unveiling the participants of the young progressive farmers’ workshop

Effective and efficient solutions for increasing sustainable agriculture are important for Africa. This has become necessary due to the challenges posed by the ongoing rapid urbanization. The needed interventions are to safeguard natural resources while ensuring the availability of nutritious food as well as viable opportunities for the next generation of farmers in the agri-food sector. In this vein,  Young Professionals... More
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YPARD Philippines represents Filipino youth in UN-IFAD

Jim Leandro P. Cano, a UPLB student taking MS Development Management and Governance, represented the Philippines at the 42nd Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations on Feb. 14-15. Cano, the country representative of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), presented success stories of youth-led initiatives of YPARD Philippines that have tapped funding... More
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Call for application: Youth Shaping Sustainable Food Systems Workshop in Eastern Africa

Deadline for application: 12 February 2019 Countries of focus: DRC, Kenya, Uganda,  Rwanda, and Tanzania  Funding type: Fully funded   Most countries in Africa are undergoing rapid urbanization bringing with it fresh opportunities as well as creating new challenges arising from the transition. From the perspective of urban and peri-urban agriculture, classic practices are changing too due to a combination of... More
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YPARD Solomon Islands shines at the Pacific Agrihack competition

Malaita Youth In Business Association (MYIBA) scooped one of the three awards during the Pacific Agrihack lab 2018 in Tonga on 5th December 2018.  MYIBA was represented by Mr Watson Cyrus and Mr Hika Joseph, YPARD Solomon Islands representative where they competed with fifteen finalists across the Pacific. The competition was part of the “Promoting Nutrition Food Systems in the Pacific... More
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Young professionals shaping the future of Food Systems: YPARD Strategic Directions 2018 -2021

The world is changing. So are the food systems. And now more than ever, the world needs young people proactively contributing to innovative, environmentally and economically sustainable food systems. It seeks fresh ideas, renewed knowledge and partnerships across disciplines, geographies and generations. The YPARD community is best placed in grooming and nurturing the next generation of farmers, researchers, entrepreneurs, scientists, industrialists... More
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EIT Food RIS fellowship workshop

On 25 of June, I had the opportunity to join and actively participate in a unique networking and case study solving one day workshop led by EIT Hubs. The workshop took place at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic. EIT is an independent EU body set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship to overcome some... More
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ORGANIC PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL

ORGANIC PESTICIDE AND FUNGICIDE Sometimes plants need helping hand to stop infestations from bugs and fungi. Insect pests are major threat to crop production industries in the world, they are capable of causing great economic damage on the farm. They are carriers of major disease in crop, examples are mealy bugs, white flies. Some defoliate crop leaves making it prone to... More
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Foresight4food: Three lessons for better fishing

I am sure you have all heard that famous fish quote probably hundreds of times “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.  Ok, but what happens if the proverbial man loses his fishing pole or the fish somehow run out of that river? What... More
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Celebrating action for biodiversity: Q&A with a pioneering young conservationist

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Zaake is co-founder and executive director at Rakai Environmental Conservation Programme (RECO), a not-for-profit organization based in Uganda’s southern Rakai region, and member of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) network. To mark International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity today, we asked him why biodiversity is important - and how youth can... More
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Welcoming the incoming YPARD Director: Myriam Perez

YPARD is delighted to welcome Myriam Perez as the incoming YPARD Director. Myriam is a graduate with a Master’s degree on Sustainable Development for Agriculture (Agris Mundus) and a Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain. Previously, Myriam has been working as a scientific program officer at Agropolis Foundation where she instructed and initiated actions to strengthen Montpellier’s... More
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Inspiring land less people of Nepal in Apiculture-purpose, process and planning .

About the programme  A programme was conducted on apiculture-purpose, process and planning inorder to inspire emerging youths in agriculture sectors . The programme was intended to motivate the land less rural village side people who were minimallly involved in agriculture through youths Programme By It was conducted by the group of agriculture studying students currently enrolling in Agriculture and Forestry University... More
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