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How do we feed the world sustainably?

According to FAO, by 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion 34% higher than today thus. Nearly all this population will occur in developing countries. Therefore, there is a need to find solutions on how much more food can be grown sustainably to carter for the rising population. Researchers are trying to find solutions that can best address ways to... More
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COVID-19 and agriculture in Nepal

Farming in Nepal has been severely affected by the COVID-19 transmission, enforced lockdown and mandatory physical distancing. Farmers feel devastated as they are unable to harvest and market their products, which have led to a movement to dump milk, vegetables, fruits, chickens, and egg on the road. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal has established a digital market... More
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Features of organic farming: Traditional agrotechnics

Organic farming is now supported by many people.  In the time of the technological process, they return to the origins and choose healthy living. What is so rewarding about eco-farming that makes people reconsider their lifestyles and change them completely? And what are main features of eco-farming?Discover organic living with this article.  What is organic farming? This collocation can be explained... More
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Beautiful Bajrabarahi: Reflections on YPARD Nepal onsite mentoring

It’s a matter of great honor for me to participate in “Student-Farmer Interaction: On-site mentoring program” organized by YPARD Nepal from September 12-17, 2017 at Bajrabarahi of Makwanpur, Nepal.  I’d like to express my deep sense of gratitude to YPARD Nepal and its collaborative partners for providing me with this opportunity. I’d like to acknowledge Dinesh Panday, Deepak Ghimire, Anil Banstola... More
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YPARD Armenia: local meetings to address youth’s needs in agriculture

With the purpose to promote YPARD’s mission in Armenia, and to better understand how local youth can benefit from it, in March, our team organized two meetings with different stakeholders involved in agriculture. The first meeting took place in the mountain resort Aghveran, gathering young farmers involved in organic farming. The second meeting was organized for juniors, who pursue a bachelor’s... More
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Pre-County consultations on the Kenyan youth in agribusiness strategy

As part of the Government of Kenya’s commitment to raise the profile of agriculture among youth in Kenya, the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) in Kenya together with its partners in the agriculture sector will be conducting County Consultations on the newly developed Youth in Agribusiness Strategy 2017 – 2021. This is an initiative supported by the Government of Kenya... More
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Organic : An Ostracized Necessity?

  Humans naturally crave for economy, productivity and environment. Can organic really satisfy these human wants? A colloquial query that has emerged since the organic farming originated in early 20th century.        Changes usually spring out of a havoc. The hydra of famines during 1960s led to the emergence of the concept of green revolution that escalated the use... More
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What I learned from Organic Farm visit

Few weeks ago, we students of Agriculture and Forestry University (agriculture faculty) had a visit to an Organic Farm located in nearby village. We met Chandra Parsad Adhakari, an innovative organic farmer who has more than 15 years experience in this field. Farmers establish local innovative organization having more than 125 members and they organize different training and programme like indigenous... More
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Investing in Youth

This article "Investing in youth", by Courtney Paisley, YPARD, was published in the @FARMLETTER of April 2013, the newsletter of World Farmers'Organisation, p.19. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” Socrates We invest in something to enable it to grow.  Yet, in practice, investment is made in... More
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Kanchanjunga: Empowering farmers’ reaching global markets

Agriculture in Nepal is still of subsistence but with the right policies and supportive investments at local, regional and national levels, agriculture offers new opportunities to move out of poverty. On the above background, the government of Nepal with the grant assistance ($18 million among total budget of $24.1 million USD) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has implemented Commercial Agriculture... More
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Engaging youth in agriculture. Investing in our future

I was invited to contribute through a guest commentary for the Chicago Council’s Global Food for Thought Blog on the importance of engaging/investing in youth in agriculture sector to alleviate hunger and poverty, given my experiences with YPARD.  The Global Food for Thought blog indeed provides a platform for expert commentary on international agriculture and food issues. This year, the Council... More
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Organic Farming: Successful story of Madan from Nepal

Last week, five days long session on “Asia Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy, 25-29 September, 2012” were held where 40 participants from 15 countries with diverse background were gathered together in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal to emerge as leaders in the direction of green economy. In the third day of session, we got chance to meet with Mr.... More
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“New Skills for a European Bioeconomy” - YPARD taking part into discussions

“The conference "New skills for a European Bioeconomy" hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 20-21 November 2012 will bring together bioeconomy stakeholders at the European, national and regional level and also those active in the education and training sectors to discuss the role of skills development in driving and facilitating the transition towards a bioeconomy and seizing the employment... More
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