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Supporting Young Agricultural Talents in China

Recently, a group of Chinese young talents in the agriculture field attended a sharing meeting held at FAO headquarters in Rome, where YPARD Global Coordination Unit is based. All these young people are funded by the Ginkgo Fellowship, which is a scholarship program launched by Narada Foundation in China. While Marina Cherbonnier, YPARD web and communications manager hosted the meeting, Bi Jieying,... More
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Farming is Cool Rwanda - an Opportunity for Youth-in-Ag. in Rwanda

Youth Minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana, State Minister for Agriculture Tony Nsanganira, and Balton CP head of business development Gilad Millo, at the launch of ‘Farming is Cool Rwanda’. In February 2015, Balton Rwanda in partnership with the Government and the private sector Federation launched an agriculture based initiative that will empower youth in agribusiness. The initiative 'Farming is Cool Rwanda' will... More
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My Environment - My Responsibility!

The group of local women Shanti Ama Samuha had the commitment to maintain greenery in their surrounding environment within the program "Women Awareness Program on Climate Change and Solid Waste Management" organized by Tunza Eco Generation, a month ago in Bharatpur, Nepal. Due to the well accomplishment of the program, these women not only did they arouse local community’s awareness on... More
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All in One Rhythm: How to use Youth and Agriculture to foster Development in Brazil

The day has finally come. After eight years of intensive planning, building and waiting, we will see the ball rolling at 5 pm today, Brasilia time, for the first match in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Surely, this journey means more than football. This period was also marked by a rising concern of Brazilian people for better days, for better living... More
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YPARD Pakistan promotes Youth Key Role for Environmental Sustainability during the World Environment Day

Conserving a clean and healthy environment for all Pakistanis has been the main’s day issue. In our daily lives, we are starting to face some problems that our past generations did not have. Nowadays, no one is free from getting ill by consuming water which is impure or getting no water at all due to lack of rain. Besides this, the population’s rate... More
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Youth and innovation: What the ICT4D field needs

Today in International Youth Day 2013 I would like to dedicate this post to all of my peers, the young professionals aspiring to become someone in the ICT4D field.  In his latest blog, Ken Banks from Kiwanja.net makes a very strong, yet realistic, criticism of the ICT4D field. According to him, over a decade has gone by with very little significant change in the field, and questions... More
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Youth: get geared up!

The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week with the theme;- “Africa Feeding Africa through Agricultural Science and Innovation” was held between the 15th and 21st of July 2013 at Accra, Ghana and put together by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). It was an event  that I was happy to have participated in. You might wonder why I have said... More
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Small-scale farmers to improve the ability to adapt to the market

Nepal has three typical terrain (mountains, hills and plains), carried out on a variety of terrain agriculture differently. Livestock farming is generally dominated in the mountains, hills region's agriculture places horticulture based, and plains are mainly planted cereal crops. Nepal has a rich agricultural biodiversity, many crops to adapt to strong growth in a variety of Climatic Zones, has great potential... More
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Youth, Unions and Kansas Farmers...

Interview with Nick Levendofsky, National Farmers Union and Kansas Farmer Union USABy Ivana Radic Nick Levendovsky (28) from Kansas, representing the National Farmers Union (link) and the Kansas Farmers union at the 26th International leadership workshop for rural youth, in Herrsching, Germany is telling about agriculture reality in his country and his own role in the Farmers union. YPARD: What is... More
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