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Philippines youth-in-agriculture mentoring program

The Philippines Youth-in-Agriculture Mentoring Program is YPARD Philippines’ first mentoring program.  Essentially, it is a year-long scheme that aims to bring together students and young professionals in agriculture, to match them with agriculture experts from various subfields that YPARD Philippines focuses on in its youth-in-agriculture agenda: academy, research, extension, business and policy/governance. Throughout the program, mentors will meet with their mentees... More
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Call for applicants - Country representative YPARD Switzerland

Since 2012, the Swiss chapter of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is helping to boost youth's participation in agriculture, food, and environmental issues in Switzerland. YPARD Switzerland is seeking a new Country Representative (CR) from July 2018 or upon agreement. Do you bring along a young, innovative and fresh spirit? Then this is the position for you! Becoming a CR... More
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What is mentoring about

Last January we conceived and put in place an on-site mentoring program along with the Living Territories conference. Let us share with you what we learned from this experience: We are YPARD Serbia and YPARD France representatives, both of us are based in Montpellier so it is easy for us to work together to put in place common YPARD activities. Last... More
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Migration is not a one-way street

Today’s youth have experienced more rapid change than any previous generation. According to the United Nations, in 2016 there was 71 million youth unemployed globally. While there are many reasons for migration, the search for work continues to be a significant driver. This youth demographic is a particularly important one as ideas around migration are shaped at a young age. With... More
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It all starts with the right recipe - How to prepare a good mentoring program!

Nourishing, vibrant, and served without pretension, here is our own recipe for preparing a very nice mentoring program. Because we’ve discovered that leading a mentoring program is like being a chef. It is like cooking. You first make sure that you have a good kitchen available: we had the Living territories conference that was a perfect framework. Then you check you... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Nigeria representative: Eric Nyikwagh

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Nigeria Country Representative, Eric Nyikwagh. Eric is a graduate of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics & Extension. His undergraduate project research was focused on production and marketing technologies of citrus farmers in Benue state, Nigeria. He has been a committed member of YPARD since 2013.... More
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Discovering the latest version of me through mentorship

On February 2017, forty seven African youth attended the MasterCard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Summit (YAW2017) in Kigali, Rwanda. Fourteen of those youth delegates were selected to receive 12 months of mentoring from senior delegates attending the Summit. Over the last months, these youth mentees have started forming relationships with their mentors who will support and challenge them during this year to take... More
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The story behind happy bananas

It’s quite a task/responsibility to write a story about this producer, as it’s a story about business lead by values and not by the profits, it’s the story about a person, who had the courage to leave his developed and organized country, crossed the ocean to deliver a bit of value to the world. Volker Ribniger bought land and started his... More
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EduMala Online Platform Boosts Learning Opportunities

I am an early career veterinary professional and I hail from a society where livestock rearing occupies a huge share in my people livelihoods. I chose to be a veterinarian because of an intense interest to care for animals. It would be more complicated to bring mega changes but I believe that I can provide some livestock services to farmers which... More
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Let's work together for Rural Development

At the occasion of YPARD 10 years, Jose Luis Zevallos Anfossi, a young agriculturist based in Argentina who recently joined YPARD, tells us what inspired and aspired him to join YPARD Community, from his very fresh perspective and as someone who lives in a country where there is no YPARD Country chapter yet. He talks about his visions and hope as... More
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