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Communication for effective youth inclusion

Pius Hiwe, Youth-Leader Communications Champion, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), speaks about communication for effective youth inclusion at the SIANI Annual Meeting 2020 held in Sweden. You can now watch the video and read the presentation script in a chronological sequence. First slide What does the communications officer of a youth network with over 18,000 registered young professionals in 70 countries... More
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YPARD partage son expérience dans l'accompagnement des jeunes du secteur agropastoral

Le Laboratoire de Terrain (LT) est un espace et un évènement en même temps, ou? différentes parties prenantes (équipes techniques des projets, jeunes ruraux, champions locaux et partenaires) se rencontrent, pour finaliser la conception de leur propre pilote pour tester les outils qui pourraient leur permettre d’améliorer leur impact sur les jeunes ruraux. Organisé du 28 au 31 janvier 2020 à... More
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Project SIMPLE - creating linkage between the academic and professional sector in Asia

With the purpose of  highlighting the work carried out by our YPARD partner  “ project SIMPLE” and the impact it has made through its main the activities carried out in light of its objective of encouraging the cooperation between the academic sector (HEIs) and professional sector in the area of agriculture and life sciences in selected Asian countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, and... More
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Agritainment: a catalyst for agribusiness growth in Africa

As a not-for-profit agribusiness organization, the Agrifood Value Innovation and Marketing Society, AGRIVIMS, searches for innovative pathways of achieving our vision in promoting Agrifood Value Innovations to benefit producers and consumers in sustainable environment. Global food security is reported to be under threat. Many farmers across the globe are aging with no replacement. The United Nation projects that world population could... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Armenia representative: Anna Hovhannisyan

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Armenia representative Anna Hovhannisyan. Anna is an MSc graduate of the Agribusiness Teaching Center of Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU). ATC is the collaborative effort of the ANAU, Texas A&M University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Marketing Assistance. Currently, she is working at the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation as... More
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Food for thought and networking at YPARD Netherlands meet and greet

As a Ph.D. student working on the topic of youth in agribusiness in Africa, I am ever eager to meet more professionals and passionate people moved by the same themes of my research. So on a rainy day in November I made it to KIT’s monumental building in East Amsterdam for the ‘Youth in agriculture meet & greet’, an event organized... More
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My YPARD mentoring experience so far

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 three months, these youth mentees have started forming relationships with their mentors who will support and challenge them during this... More
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YPARD Austria at the 2017 CEDIA-ICA conference

During May 3 rd to 5 th 2017, representatives from 15 countries were invited to the 2017 CEDIA (European Confederation of Agronomists Associations) and ICA (Association for European Life Sciences Universities) conference held at BOKU univertity in Vienna, Austria. With a total of over 50 attendees, this conference intended to present and discuss different perspectives surrounding the topic “Defining Agronomists Professional... More
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Networking between youth, ICT and extension for a better agriculture

Nepal is a developing country where different national and international organizations have been facilitating means for youth and other organizations for to contribute to the overall socioeconomic development of the country. The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) has been a great organization for working and creating an environment for other organizations to work on gender and nutrition... More
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Change is coming

After 3 days of lengthy meetings and positive interactions, I honestly do think a change is coming. At the very least I can see it. Last month, a suprise came in our email. Tech4Agri was elected as the local Youth Representative for the GFAR Steering Committee. We had just signed up to become members of the forum, having seen an open call, which... More
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Welcoming YPARD Burkina Faso Country Representative: Minata Coulibaly

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Burkina Faso Country Representative Minata Coulibaly. Minata Coulibaly is a graduate of journalism and communication from the University of Ouagadougou and holds a certificate in innovation and rural development from the International Centre oriented in Research in Agriculture based in Wagenigen/Netherlands.  She also holds a Masters degree in Agriculture, innovation and rural development... More
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Welcoming YPARD Africa Networking and Communications Intern : Kofi Kisiedu Acquaye

We are delighted to welcome YPARD Africa Networking and Communications Intern : Kofi Kisiedu Acquaye. Kofi is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi with a degree in Post-Harvest Technology (BSc). After university, he worked as a Crop Specialist during the national youth service, where he coordinated several Farmer Based Organisations in which many farmers... More
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YPARD is heading to the EFARD meeting in Prague!

Five YPARD delegates from Central and Eastern Europe are heading to The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) annual meeting which brings together 57 representatives of 27 different countries and various agricultural organizations including  AGRINATURA, FARA, FANRPAN, CIRAD, EAFF, YPARD and others. The meeting aims at paving the way for Young Professionals to engage in discussions on agricultural research... More
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A network that grows proves the need for its existence

2016’s 10year celebrations of the young professionals for agricultural development’s network (YPARD) are generating a series of festivities online and on the ground, all around the world and throughout the year. The third Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) offered the floor for the YPARD’s global face-to-face anniversary. A hundred of people – young and senior – from every... More
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The Power of Networking Among Youths

What drives young people to join networks? How does membership of a network strengthen one’s position in society?  As a member of several networks such as YPARD, Prolinnova (Promoting local innovation) and Youth Food movement, these are some of the questions I ask myself at times. Generally, when people talk about networks, they talk about creating a sense of belonging, building... More
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Advocacy for the new generation to take over agriculture in Burkina Faso

The issue of youth in agriculture The difficulty of the market to regulate youth employment, aging agricultural workforce, the multiplicity of initiatives qualified as "necessary entrepreneurship" for young people, the low involvement of young people in peasant organizations and their limited rights to access to land, such as the weakness of lobbying, call all stakeholders to a consultation. This is why... More
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An avenue for the new generation to take up agricultural development

To ensure healthier livelihoods worldwide – and in the long term -, the young generation needs to fully get their hands and minds into agricultural development now. Being connected through a global collective platform, through which they can realise their full potential and contribute proactively to innovative agricultural development is crucial to boost the active role of young people in agriculture.... More
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Welcoming YPARD Youth-leader communications champion, Emmie Kio

YPARD is delighted to welcome Emmie Kio as a remote Youth-leader communications champion, to support YPARD Global Coordination Unit’s communications activities. Emmie Kio is an International development practitioner specializing in Agricultural Development, Communications and Social Media. As a seasoned agricultural writer, Emmie helps communicate on Agricultural activities in Kenya and beyond – especially on those activities that are sustainable from an Economic, Environmental... More
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For Mayan Rural Farmers of Belize

  It is important to study small farmers in their traditional based agricultural systems because estimates show that by 2025, three (3) billion people will depend on agriculture production from this category of agriculture (Soleri et al. 2005). Soleri goes further to estimate that the world population will be 9 billion by 2050 and if his estimation is valid then the... More
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YPARD Kenya Grateful for YPARD Pilot Mentoring Workshop & Programme

YPARD Kenya was proud to host the pilot Mentorship Programme on 4 – 6 June, 2015 at Desmond Tutu Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya convened by YPARD Global Coordination Unit in collaboration with AWARD. The programme saw the convening of 15 mentors and 15 mentees from all over the country as well as from diverse sectors and institutions. The mentors and... More
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