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Tackling food waste in Brazil

Brazil left the hunger map (WFP) in 2014.  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has really exposed the gap in the global food system this year. According to World Bank estimates some of their more pessimistic estimates state that up to 15,4 million Brazilians are going to plunge into extreme poverty by the end of 2020, which is equivalent to 13% of the... More
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Fisheries and COVID-19 in Nepal

Corona pandemic has rapidly spread around the globe with extensive social and economic effects. Many countries followed unprecedented lockdown measures to contain its impact on public health and urged people to follow physical distancing, using mask and frequent washing/sanitizing hands. Despite such measures, its cases are skyrocketing and those measures also have significant impact on human activity, food and nutrition, security,... More
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Wasting food - Wasting life

Reducing post harvest losses could work out for compressing food wastage. For this purpose, technology experts and crop scientists should start a program with the collaboration of the World Food Preservation Center, FAO, YPARD and several other concerned institutions that are already involved in reducing food wastage around the world. Youth involvement in activities organized by the community in the different... More
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CORY workshop: Fostering Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

From 21st to 22nd July 2014, the Cameroon National Inception Workshop CORY (Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth) project was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. YPARD Cameroon was invited to provide inputs to the design of the project in the country as well as to be a potential national implementing partner. On behalf of the coordination team, the Centre region representative, Gwladys Mabah,... More
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Food and Water wastage management in contest

Last August and September, YPARD was one of the juries for the 2013 ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition, in the section Food and water wastage. The contest aims at recognizing young people who are using technological innovation to improve the social reality of their communities and giving them a boost in their activity. The contest had several phases. First, it... More
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ICTs to solve agricultural issues in Nepal

Nepal belongs to one of the poor country in the world. One fourth of its total population still lives below its poverty line. Poverty is one of the major problem of our country. Agriculture is the main occupation of Nepali people, around two-third of nepal's population depends upon agriculture for their living. Agriculture sector must be enhanced and implementation of new technologies in this... More
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"Think, eat, save" gives the tone

In the words of the UN under the Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner “In the world of seven billion people set to grow to 9 billion by 2050, wasting food makes no sense economically, environmentally and ethically.” As “turn off the lights” was an electricity saving campaign, “Think, Eat, Save” is a campaign set to reduce Food waste... More
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How to give a once-in-a-lifetime speech

by Marina Cherbonnier and Michelle Kovacevic In just over a month, 10 young professionals will take the challenge to deliver a TedX-style talk during the youth session of the Global Landscapes Forum – Youth: The Future of Sustainable Landscapes. The objective of this showcase is to spotlight the active and crucial role that youth play in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, conservation and... More
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Food loss and waste: a threat to sustainability

“Almost 1.2 billion people are going hungry in the world; a third of those are in Africa and sadly a lot of those are actually farmers themselves.” Those were the portentous words of Sean de Cleene, a senior vice president of Yara International (a leading fertilizer company based in Norway with businesses in Africa) and member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘New Vision for Agriculture’... More
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Opening Young Minds to Africa’s Agriculture – How the 6th AASW connects the dots

“Africa now needs desperately to redesign its self-image, create an environment of peace and stability and plan a new science-led future appropriate to its culture, needs and aspirations. In essence, it must become Africa-centered.” Thomas R.Odhiambo, 1993 The forthcoming 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) comes at an opportune time for Africa. The event poises the continent to surpass earlier generations in... More
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