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How youth can engage in agribusiness post COVID-19

The Young Professionals for Agricultural development (YPARD), over the last couple of years, has offered young people with interest in agriculture, agribusiness, and players within the long diverse value chain a platform to interact, rub minds, share knowledge, expand their businesses, and generally innovate. The rate of agricultural development in Nigeria is still relatively slow; practice being mostly subsistence and smallholdings.... More
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The role of networks in promoting food system transformations

Networks enable people from different backgrounds and knowledge areas to meaningfully connect to one another.  Exchanging knowledge is fundamental to agroecology and to promote paradigm shifts in agriculture and society. The process known as “agroecological transition” can also be understood as a network, which is facilitated by the engagement of different stakeholders that could only bond, meet, and connect through agroecological... More
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Join the Global YPARD Café in Nigeria

YPARD Nigeria is looking forward to hosting Agripreneurs within the next few days in Kano, Oyo and Abia States, Nigeria representing the Northern, Southern and Eastern Regions respectively. Starting from Wednesday 9th, 2020 (Northern and Eastern region) and Saturday 12th December 2020 (southwest region) through the Global YPARD Cafe event Nigeria's Chapter of the Young Professional for Agricultural Development will take... More
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Meet the Voices on the Global YPARD Café in Rwanda

YPARD Rwanda Chapter is thrilled to welcome the youth of Rwanda, agriculture practitioners as well as all food security enthusiasts to join the Global YPARD Café. The event will bring together five guests panellists and youth champions of Agriculture in Rwanda to discuss and share challenges and opportunities arisen from the state of COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event will take place on... More
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Beating the hurdles of agribusiness in these times

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16. It marks the founding day of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This year 2020, the World Food Day under the theme “Growth, Nourish, Sustain, Together” was celebrated as expected even as the world is managing the impact of the global pandemic, Covid-19. As part of this yearly celebration, YPARD Nigeria... More
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YPARD Global Café: The baton handed to Africa

Within the next few days- starting from Saturday 12 December 2020, Africa’s chapters of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) take up the baton to lead the worldwide forum dubbed the Global YPARD Café (GYC). The YPARD Café within the YPARD Country Chapters has been a platform for discourse by Young Professionals on key youth issues in sustainable food systems.... More
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YPARD Nepal Café: Quality Management and Environment Management System

YPARD Nepal is organizing a training related to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) titled “Internal Auditor Training on Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) as per ISO 19011 International Standards.”  The internationally certified tutor with years of experience in ISO field will be delivering practical insights relating to industry application as well as Micro, Small and... More
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Let us rewrite the story of food production, now!

Industrial food production, how we know it, is at its end: For a long time, humanity was promised to benefit from large scale production and high-end efficiency through technological advance in food production. In reality, climate change, rising unemployment and price instability have proved us wrong. The consequence we draw from this equation: We need to put an end to industrial... More
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Join the 2020 YPARD Albania Café!

YPARD Albania in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Tirana is organizing the YPARD Café Albania to discuss the impact of COVID19 in the engagement of young professionals in agribusiness and agriculture. The activity will be held online on 26 November 2020 through the zoom platform. This event aims to place more focus on youth engagement in contemporary times by fostering... More
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YPARD Café Peru – YOUTH & INCLUSIVE BUSINESS: Fostering opportunities at the new normal

Within the framework of the first-ever Global YPARD Café, YPARD chapter Peru has been selected at Latin America to bring about the special event: YPARD Café Peru – YOUTH & INCLUSIVE BUSINESS: Fostering opportunities at the new normal, adapting to local context the original YPARD Café – Youth Engagement in Agribusiness Post COVID-19. We are placed to invite the whole YPARD... More
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Join the Global YPARD Café in Yerevan, Armenia

The Armenian chapter of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is organizing a Global YPARD Café in Yerevan on 29 November 2020 at the IRIS Social Incubator Centre. The café aims to promote modern and clean agriculture and to ensure the sustainable income and financial security of our beneficiaries. This is an exceptional opportunity for the young professionals to develop... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Brazil communications focal point: Danilo Crispim Massuela

YPARD is delighted to welcome Danilo Crispim Massuela as the Communication Focal Person for YPARD Brazil.  Danilo is a graduate with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany and a Bachelor in Food Engineering from Mauá Institute of Technology, Brazil. Currently, Danilo is pursuing a PhD in Crop Sciences, in the... More
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Call for applicants - YPARD Country Representatives for the Africa region

YPARD Africa is seeking young, innovative and fresh spirited professionals to take on the role of a Country Representatives (CR) and continue its work on enabling and empowering young agricultural leaders shaping sustainable food systems. In this call, we are looking for young people specifically from: Algeria Libya Morocco Sudan Tunisia In case you are from another country in the Africa region and we... More
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Call for applicants - YPARD country representatives for the European region

YPARD Europe is seeking young, innovative and fresh spirited professionals to take on the role of a Country Representatives (CR) and continue its work on enabling and empowering young agricultural leaders shaping sustainable food systems. In this call, we are looking for young people specifically from: Netherlands Germany Portugal Austria Spain In case you are from another country of the European... More
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Twin Safety RD: "Thing that changed our lives"

This testimony of Ana and María Tavarez Méndez is part of the generation of Dominicans young motivated by innovation in the future of agriculture and the fight against hunger. At the beginning of our undergraduate studies, we were told about scholarship opportunities to study food technology. We thought about computer science applied to food, which we found interesting due to our... More
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Sommet de la jeunesse ivoirienne sur les objectifs de Développement Durable 2020

Les étudiants (tes) et jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux sélectionnés sur le territoire national ont Participer à la deuxième édition du sommet de la jeunesse ivoirienne sur les objectifs de développement durable à la Commission nationale de la Francophonie sis à Abidjan Cocody deux plateaux. Cette rencontre s’est tenue le samedi 24 octobre 2020 de 08h00 à 18h00. Le thème principal de cette... More
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COVID-19 and its impact on seed sector in Nepal

The outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic has brought ineluctable impact on all sphere of life from downturn of global economy to abrupt effect on public health. Nepal, an impecunious country whose major economy relies on agriculture production has been hard hit by this pandemic. Due to the strict lockdown enforced by the government of Nepal, seed market couldn’t function... More
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Announcing the new YPARD representation in the EFARD management team

In a bid to ensure a diverse representation of young people in various executive meetings and committees YPARD has nominated Bledar Meta, YPARD Albania country representative as the new YPARD Representative in the new European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) management team. What is the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)? EFARD is an umbrella network of... More
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Cooltivando: A youth-led initiative that empowers rural families

Cooltivando was founded in 2019, in the metropolitan region of Curitiba (South Brazil). It supports small-holder, family farmers in the management of their produce. The first digital product we launched for validation was the so-called “Field Notebook” (Caderno de Campo, in Portuguese), a digital tool that aimed to support producers to record and keep track of all actions related to food... More
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Welcoming YPARD Costa Rica Country Representative: Manuela Gil Echeverria

YPARD is delighted to welcome Manuela Gil Echeverria as the new Country Representative for Costa Rica.  Manuela is a passionate agronomist with a master’s degree in Sustainable Business Development, graduated from EARTH University in 2013 and CATIE in 2017.  She currently works for EARTH University in the extension project unit called EARTH Futures where she is responsible for supporting smallholder farmers... More
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