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Thought For Food Global Summit 2015 – Building the next generation's powerhouse

“Ending Hunger is doable!” This is how Nicholas Haan, team project leader at Singularity University, started the 2nd edition of the Thought For Food Global Summit. The 2-day event was held in Convento do Beato, a 15th century magnificent monastery which is a Heritage Site of Public Interest. From the 13th to the 14th of February, 2015 this white marble building... More
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ICT Experts Heading in Dhaka to Enhance Agricultural Development in Bangladesh: Connecting Farmers and ICT

"This is true, when a hawker shouts in streets and lanes to collect and buy trashed papers from house as well as watching a video song in cell phone, to imagine undoubtedly the fascination of mobile use in Bangladesh" said by Dr. Craig Meisner, Country Director, World Fish Center at the very early morning of 3rd December at E-AG Conference 2014. This... More
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Geek & Agriculture Lovers-for-ever celebrate their 1st #GCARD2 anniversary

28 October, Online All day long my FACEBOOK news feed has been happily buzzed by “Love” messages. The group of young professionals we had put together for what became a once-in-a-Lifetime-social reporting experience, were celebrating! It was all natural that they use social media as their party ground. That is without mentioning that they are all spread all around the world... More
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You & YPARD - How are things going?

YPARD is conducting an external review in order to evaluate the progress of YPARD with an emphasis on the last four years, since its last external review in 2009, and to measure YPARD’s progress against the 2010-2014 business plan.This survey is an important part of the review: your experiences, observations and opinions as a member of YPARD are important for us... More
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YPARD Live-bloggers taking part in the 2013 Global Food Security Symposium

Last May 2013, YPARD was solicited by the Chicago Council to invite some Young Professionals to take part in the live blogging and tweeting of The 2013 Global Food Security Symposium. A young live blogger would watch a panel discussion or a keynote address and then would write up summary and key points to be posted on the Chicago Council’s Global... More
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Africa’s agricultural transformation starts today

If we look into Africa‘s recent history, we see that this part of the world fits perfectly, at this time, into the growth limits stated by Reverend Thomas Malthus more than 200 years ago. With a population doubling every 25 years and an ecological decline hard to slow down, Africa is about to reach its “limits of growth”. But this is not a reason to despair. At the Forum... More
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YPARD – Ensuring an inclusive youth contribution to the AASW

Blogpost by Marina Cherbonnier and Peter Casier, two AASW social reporters. Blog post originally posted on The FARA-AASW Blog. Meet Marina Cherbonnier, the YPARD Web and Communications Officer. I call her a “can-do-it-all” ball of energy. She has a background in ICT4D (University of Manchester, UK) and in information and documentation sciences (UCO, Angers, France). She previously was an intern at... More
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‘Things will only change if people in the room change' Final daily digest from GCARD2.

The GCARD2 communication team shared with us few numbers about GCARD2 coverage. "Giving space and voice to participants who did not travel to Uruguay; advocating the importance of agriculture in achieving a food secure future; and building capacities of young professionals, the leaders of tomorrow, to have a voice in shaping the world they will live in, were the three objectives... More
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Social Reporting Geeks signing off

It all started off as a challenge for a young group of social media enthusiasts that wanted to give a voice to young professionals in agricultural research for development (ARD) at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD 2012). From all walks of life, young spirited people have gathered between October 25th and November 2nd 2012 in Punta... More
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