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Rejuvenating sustainable agriculture discourses: Increasing youth engagement

Mona Zoghbi, Global Landscapes Forum youth participant. It is counter-productive to discuss agricultural sustainability unless agriculture is made more appealing to today’s youth. Indeed young people are those who have the best capabilities for change on a long term, for a climate-smart agriculture - that’s to say, for a productive agriculture that doesn’t deplete our environment. This was the viewpoint and... More
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Promoting agro-entrepreneurship among the Nepalese youth

YPARD Nepal, in support of Multifarious Consultancy and Research Centre (MCRC) and National Federation of Youth NGO Nepal (NYFN), organized the National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development (#NYFAED15), on the 9th -10th of January, 2015 at the Local Development Training Academy in Lalitpur, Nepal. Forty young professionals (18-40 years) from all regions of the Asiatic country, who are currently involved... More
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CORY workshop: Fostering Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

From 21st to 22nd July 2014, the Cameroon National Inception Workshop CORY (Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth) project was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. YPARD Cameroon was invited to provide inputs to the design of the project in the country as well as to be a potential national implementing partner. On behalf of the coordination team, the Centre region representative, Gwladys Mabah,... More
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Tatiana Reis, Professor in Agribusiness Management: "There are several opportunities for young people in the Agricultural sector in the areas of marketing and management"

Closing our "All in one Rhythm" series on YPARD´s blog, we aim to show the perspective of different actors in agriculture in Brazil. Here comes the interview with Tatiana Reis, a Professor in Agribusiness Management at the Brasilia University, Brazil. Tatiana Reis is a Professor in Agribusiness Management at the University of Brasilia. She has a Master in Agribusiness Management and... More
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Young Professionals across Nigeria gather to launch the CORY Workshop

The Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) workshop was held in Nigeria at Songhai Farms, Rivers State from 14th to 15th July, 2014. It was a 2 day workshop aimed at informing participants of the overview of CORY project and opportunities available for rural youths 15-35 years in Farm and Non-farm enterprises in the next 3 years (2014 – 2017), understanding... More
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Working towards the Chinese Dream

As we all know, in the past decades, China has undergone an unprecedented urbanization process and a rapid economic growth. At the same time, the ecology and environment have also been seriously destructed. Air quality is degraded and is threatening the public health; water pollution, water shortage and related disasters all together had made the overall situation more difficult to handle.... More
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Making Agriculture “Cool” for Youth

Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world’s youth, agriculture simply isn’t seen as being “cool” or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay-off—and little room for career advancement. With an ageing population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people. This is a global challenge:... More
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Agriculture Gets A Facelift: How To Bring Youth Back Into The Field

“Agriculture has an image problem,” acknowledged the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), a youth network that aims to connect young people by offering a conduit to share information and get excited about agriculture. Along with other agricultural youth networks throughout the world, YPARD is working to give agriculture a facelift, in order to pierce through the persistent perception that agriculture is “an outdated field... More
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Reconnecting Youth and Agriculture

A dead-end street or socially degrading path, here’s what agriculture represents for many young people in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). ICT can help to reverse this trend. "Many young people don’t see farming as an interesting sector. Every year hundreds of young people leave the villages to settle in the city ", laments Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical... More
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The science of youth engagement in sustainable development and green economy

There is a growing recognition that we have reached a tipping point when it comes to ideas on how best to engage young people or youths to be conscious and responsible global citizens in various disciplines. Today, sustainable development and the green economy are the new focus of research, education, and development in most countries albeit they are new terms for... More
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Capacity Building training on Climate Change, Carbon Financing and REDD/REDD+ issues

[Photo credit: Naresh Kusi] Capacity Building training on Climate Change, Carbon Financing and REDD/REDD+ was organized in National Legume Research Center (NLRC), Rampur, Chitwan by Youth Alliance in Environment (YAE) with support of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) from December 1 to December 4, 2013.  With the slogan, nurturing Green Minds, YAE (established in... More
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YPARD Nepal calls for membership

YPARD Nepal is a branch of YPARD working voluntarily for the upliftment and enhancement of agriculture in Nepal. With successful university level awareness programs, YPARD Nepal wants to extend its arm and raise new voices for the common fight of agricultural prosperity. YPARD Nepal now opens membership for 20 volunteering members to organize different programs as discussed on year roung planning of... More
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What youth can do for agricultural research for development

If young people and women are given a platform, they can do more for agricultural research for development (AR4D). Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) is an international movement that operates as a network of young people working in the agricultural sector. It is not a formalized institution, but rather it is a global on-line and off-line communication and... More
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BCFN Young Earth Solutions! Ideas to Change the Food System!

The global food system is plagued by paradoxes. More than 1 billion people in the world do not get enough to eat, but approximately the same amount of people—1.5 billion—consume too many calories. And often what they eat is of little nutritional value, creating a situation where malnutrition and obesity exist in the same communities and even the same families. The... More
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