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Restoring hope through the landscape and making restoration possible

NAIROBI — At a time when many people are compelled to move away from their home base for various pressing reasons, it’s comforting and even exciting to discover that it’s possible to restore the livelihoods of their communities and give them a compelling reason to return with pride to their homes. It’s so awesome to find out that the threats of... More
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Inclusive value-chain development: place for women and youth

The recent FAO and ITC event “Regional workshop on the WTO (World Trade Organization) instruments in the interest of Agribusiness and on export promotion” invited a discussion on building inclusive value chains in light of small-holder producers. Participants at roundtable were FAO and ITC (International Trade Center) Staff, international consults and Ministry representatives from Post-soviet countries and Latin America, several NGOs... More
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All set for YPARD’s external review!

YPARD organized a two day preparatory meeting for the YPARD external review, on 18-19 September 2013. The Global Coordination Unit met the two consultants who are conducting the review.The objective of the review is to evaluate the progress of YPARD (with emphasis on the last four years since the external review of 2009) but also to determine the areas to be... More
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Youth up for CRP 1.1’s implementation in South Asia region

About 3 billion ha. of land (equivalent to near to 41% of the earth's land) are dry, says an article by the CGIAR Dryland Systems research program CRP 1.1. Furthermore the program states that within a population close to 2.5 billion in dry areas, 16 percent of the population is extremely poor. The CRP1.1 focuses on populations of the dry areas... More
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Youth in Landscapes: Taking action on recurring issues

by Marina Cherbonnier and Courtney Paisley Youth are sometimes asked to provide their input into the big issues in the landscapes sector (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, conservation, development, industry, climate change), but let’s face it — this input often stays on the sidelines and rarely influences the ‘real’ decisions that are being made. We’re hoping to change this by providing a platform... More
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Welcoming YPARD Social Media intern, Madhu Sudhan Ghimire

YPARD is delighted to welcome Madhu Sudhan Ghimire as Social Media Intern. Madhu will be working on spreading the word and animating YPARD social media channels on Facebook page and group, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. He will be working remotely from Nepal some 10-15 hours a week. Madhu is a young nepalese student enrolled in a BSc. Agriculture at Tribhuwan... More
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