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Green Jobs: Call for success stories

Dear colleagues,  YPARD is collaborating with the Expertise France’s Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework EU Support and FAO on the development of a policy paper on driving transformative changes through decent and green job creation for youth, with a special focus on agri-food systems.  We want to showcase some successful ongoing activities of youths/young professionals that illustrate opportunities for transformative changes through engagements... More
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RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NIGERIA

There is no doubt to the fact that renewable energy resource remains fundamental to human activities. According to (Glossary of Environmental Statistics, 2007) renewable energy resources are described as those natural resources that, after exploitation, can return to their previous stock levels by natural processes of growth or replenishment. Renewable resource like solar energy, hydro-power, wind power and biomass from agricultural... More
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Creating opportunities for rural youth: The moment, the challenges and the future

An opportunity presented itself for young people to contribute to the recently launched 2019 Rural Development Report on rural development by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  The focus of the report was on creating opportunities for rural youth and was launched at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. It goes without saying that the importance of young people owning dialogues... More
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Welcoming YPARD Kenya Representative: Phidel Hazel Arunga

YPARD is delighted to welcome Phidel Hazel Arunga as the Country Representative of YPARD Kenya. Phidel is a graduate with a master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of Eldoret. Phidel’s application stood out from the several applications submitted to the call for... More
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Be entrepreneur; Create Opportunities!

What is it to be an entrepreneur? Being entrepreneur is about exercising “Freedom, Vision and Passion” – our panel of seven young entrepreneurs assert, during the YPARD and Agrinatura Career Fair, held on 16, September 2014, on the sideline of the Tropentag at CULS (Czech University of Life Sciences), Prague. Young people have many innovative ideas. At a time where precarity... More
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National Seminar on Rural Youth in Family Farming in India: Promoting Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Safeguarding Agro-biodiversity

Agriculture may be considered as the largest private enterprise in India which is largely dominated by small and marginal farmers. The Census of India: Economic Activity brings out that the Indian workforce is over 400 million strong, which constitutes 39.1 % of the total population of the country. The dependence on agriculture is brought out by the fact that out of... More
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Migration is not a Solution: Youth have potential to be their own biggest assets

The commonest form of migration is from rural to urban areas. Most young people move to urban areas, towns and cities due to a number of reasons. The location of industries, better infrastructures, better employment opportunities, jobs and lifestyles among others explain this phenomenon. “The location of businesses, organizations and government ministries in towns and cities is what drives the youth... More
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Working with young farmers to avoid the urban drift

I was raised in a dairy farm on the rural outskirts in the Tailevu North Province, Fiji Island. After primary education I moved to Suva the City to further my studies and I have been residing in the City for over 20 years. I have worked in the armed forces, join the business executive’s career but deep inside I had a... More
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Successfully got a chance for summer school in Switzerland—Thank you YPARD!

I would like to share my good news to all YPARD members, and also show my great gratitude to YPARD. I had got the chance for summer school "Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System" held by World Food System Center, ETH Zurich, August 11th - 25th 2013, in Rheinau, Switzerland. I noticed this summer school application call on www.YPARD.net in April,... More
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Young Farmers needed in our Time!

A few decades ago, whether because of the dominance of large-scale enterprises or general apathy, a startling trend became to develop: young people never wanted to farm. Only a few percent of Nigeria's farmers are between the ages of 25 and 35; meanwhile, farmers over the age of 65 make up over 70 percent of the farmingpopulation. The mean age of... More
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The near future of agriculture: opportunities for the Youth - YPARD China

YPARD China chapter organized a conference themed The Near Future Of Agriculture: Opportunities For The Youth on the 3rd June 2013. This conference held at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) had Prof. Ajit Maru, Senior Knowledge officer at Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) as the key speaker. It was also attended by key professionals and technical experts in... More
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Envisioning the Future! Siphiwe Honey Gold Farm and Preserve, Rum Cay Island, The Bahamas

In 2010, the idea for the ‘Siphiwe Honey Gold Farm and Preserve” project was born by 30 years old Raynard Christopher Burnside. He was unemployed seeking to be an agricultural science teacher, or any decent job related to his Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management and Master of Science degree in Tropical Animal Science and Production.In between the job applications... More
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