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2020 – The year of same goals but different approach

The last two years were very substantial for YPARD Serbia! We put our feet on the ground, we spread the word on who we are and what we do and we made some friends and partners along the way. We are very proud of our position now and with the position of young farmers in Serbia. The number of young farmers... More
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Excelling in the world of agripreneurship

Defining one’s business can be a challenge particularly for young entrepreneurs. But the key points one should bear in mind are what and whom the business is centred on. In addition to that, the business idea must be complete, correct and generic to express what one produces in terms of meeting the need of one’s target market. I am excited to... More
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Microgreens – an innovative business for superfoods

The term microgreens is still not widely known, in spite of their many positive characteristics such as helping to improve heart health, contain polyphenols, can be grown year-round indoors, easy and convenient to grow and most importantly are high in nutrients, not to mention, they are tasty and always brighten and elevate your dish! In the following blogpost, Orsi Bakonyi, a... More
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Making an impact – supporting young farmers

YPARD Serbia participated at the event “together for the better support for young farmers” on 18th December in Belgrade, Serbia and got a chance to ask questions and interact face to face with relevant government institutions. First of all, this event that YPARD Serbia’s partner Divac Foundation organized, was pretty much the first one that was dedicated to help tackle young... More
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YPARD Serbia: Exploring the views – organic farmers

One of YPARD Serbia’s mission is to strive and connect young farmers and students in agriculture, facing problems and trying to find a feasible solution. After many interviews with young professionals in agriculture, there was one highlighted challenge as the most important – market access. YPARD Serbia is contributing to solving this problem step by step. The first action was connecting... More
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Youth for youth with IAAS Novi Sad and YPARD Serbia

YPARD Serbia has opened one more chapter! This time we made a partnership with IAAS Serbia (section in Novi Sad, north Serbia). This old but at the same time young organization exists in Serbia over many years and it deals with creating familiarity between students agricultural and similar sciences from all around the world, increasing the level of understanding between them,... More
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International Forum on Food and Nutrition (9th edition)

On November 27th and 28th 2018, the International Forum on Food and Nutrition (9th edition) organized by Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) was once again back in Milan, Italy! This important event brings sustainability expert speakers from all over the world, providing also a stage for the young, media and the good practices to generate the real change required for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set... More
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YPARD Serbia - Creating market space for young farmers through partnership

YPARD Serbia has extended its list of partnerships by creating collaboration with the association “Probaj doma?e” (Try homemade products) which promotes agricultural and traditional products and homemade drinks and food. They also give support to small scale producers, helping to make and easier way into the market by representing their products in all sorts of fairs and manifestations. Recognizing that we... More
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Shifting from subsistence to commercial farming require credit facilities in developing countries including Uganda

Today commercial farming is gradually picking up in most developing countries. Unlike subsistence farming, the expectations to generate enough income and revenue from farm sales is high in commercial farming. However, this comes at the expense of high investments in the farming business. In farming as a business, there is need for a capital, both starting and working capital. This is... More
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YPARD Serbia: Creating partnerships to better the position of young farmers

In early August 2018,  the biggest humanitarian foundation in Serbia “Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation” and I as the Serbian country representative for YPARD established cooperation. This partnership is in line with YPARD Serbia’s mission to improve young farmer’s position in the country.  Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has recognized the meaning of young people in agriculture and in 2017 has... More
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Reflections on youth and modern farming

"The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind" - Norman Borlaug The world is fascinated by urbanization and modernization. Drastic civilization toward modern environment hinders youth in participating actively in agriculture despite the inherent potentials, especially in developing countries. This is a growing concern, what will be the future of farming and global food security without empowering... More
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YPARD Serbia: Enhancing visibility through web media

After our recent TV interview and first appearance in the national media, YPARD Serbia continues to boost outreach and visibility as one of her goals. This time, on  June 27th the website Argoklub published an article on YPARD Serbia. As the YPARD Serbia representative and agricultural journalist working for this website, I suggested my editor that one of my June texts should... More
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Highlights of the 2nd YPARD Asia and Pacific conference

The YPARD regional unit in Asia and Pacific (AP) organized 2nd YPARD AP Conference on July 21-22, 2018 at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China.  The objectives of this conference were to share regional and national updates, review of existing regional development plan, and draft of new regional development plan based on the upcoming 2018-2022 YPARD Business Plan.... More
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YPARD Serbia goes viral!

YPARD Serbia finally got to be one of the important topics in the media. With this media outcome and the next which is yet to come, I strongly believe that young farmers will hear YPARD’s message and decide to be part of our team. On June 16th I was one of the guests on the Agro TV in the show “Naše... More
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ENERGY SMART AGRICULTURE

Energy is needed in all steps along the agrifood chain: in the production of crops, fish,livestock and forestry products; in post-harvest operations; in food storage and processing;in food transport and distribution; and in food preparation.Direct energy includes electricity,mechanical power, solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Indirect energy, on the other hand, refersto the energy required to manufacture inputs such as machinery, farm... More
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Welcoming YPARD Serbia country representative: Julijana El Omari

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Serbia country representative Julijana El Omari. Julijana is a graduate from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. In her last investigative journalism exam, in, she made a television video story about the complaints written by farmers after they have been turned down for governments agricultural... More
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Rise in Nigerian population; an opportunity or a nightmare for agriculture?

According to the recent report by Nigerian Population Commission (NPC)  Nigeria's population has officially hit 198 million, with the majority (51%) living in the urban areas. Is this supposed to be a blessing or a challenge for the agri-food sector? I would say it is both.  It is a challenge, because there are now more mouths to be fed by the... More
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Youth in agriculture: The Serbian story

We all know that young people can bring so much to agriculture with hard work, knowledge and innovation. Young farmers help agriculture directly, but, did you know there are so many ways the youth can help to create better local food production indirectly? Many young people are considering farming as their future working place, however, some of them lack the know-how about... More
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How can African youth transform the agricultural sector?

There are more young people in the world than ever before; 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to UN estimates. For some, this presents an unprecedented potential for economic and social progress. For Africa, however, the world’s youngest region and home to over 200 million young people, this could easily be a ticking time bomb. According... More
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Finding resources to start your agricultural production

To start agricultural production you need to have available resources: land, machines, equipment, seeds….For one who doesn't  have any starting point, like inheriting our parent's farm,  to begin agricultural production can be very difficult. Despite that, youth unemployment in rural as well as in urban areas is growing. Many young people are moving from villages to cities and those who stay... More
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