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Qu’est-ce qu’un « jeune » agriculteur ?

  Jean-Michel Schaeffer     Tuo Lacina     Sok Sotha J’aimerais revenir sur une question que je me suis posé quand j’ai participé au G120 à la fin du mois de juin : comment les différentes régions du monde appréhendent-elles le concept de « jeune » en agriculture ? Un des organisateurs français du G120 était le syndicat Jeunes Agriculteurs, dont  les membres sont... More
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Leveraging African Research Output in Global Research Platforms

Leveraging African Research Output on Global Research Platforms  Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road 402 Taichung Taiwan, R.O.C   Key Message This article focuses on the African research agenda with the objective of stimulating debate on how to leverage research output by African academia in the global research platforms.   Introduction A quick glance at available... More
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Opportunistic priorities hindering progress in Ecoagriculture

Opportunistic priorities hindering progress in Ecoagriculture  Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road Taichung 402 Taiwan, R.O.C   Key Message The article discusses two aspects in the ecoagriculture strategy: key points needed to make the ecoagriculture strategy successful and the missing links in realization of this strategy.      Introduction The world population continues to grow unabated... More
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What is a “young” farmer?

  Jean-Michel Schaeffer     Tuo Lacina     Sok Sotha I would like to reflect on a question which I asked myself when I participated in the G120 at the end of June: how do different regions of the world envisage the concept of “youth” in agriculture? One of the French organizers of the G120 was the farmers’ union Jeunes... More
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'Re-inventing the wheel: Principles in Scientific Research'

Key Message: The article looks at what makes researchers who they are in view of the countless hours spent in rigorous scientific debates, experiment, practice, inquiry, and solitary periods putting ideas together to form a cohesive idea. The article can be read here. 
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Paradigm Shift for Young Agriculture Professionals

Paradigm Shift for Young Agriculture Professionals Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 and Jami Willard2 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road 402 Taichung Taiwan 2 Yakima Washington USA Abstract This article reviews global study and employment opportunities for young professionals from an agricultural perspective. How can young professionals in every territory and nation get hold of the opportunities they desire? How can... More
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YPARD LAC presente en el Taller de consulta regional para América Latina

Alianza de la red YPARD LAC con la Unión Europea, una nueva oportunidad para trabajar por el desarrollo de América Latina Participar activamente en eventos que posibiliten y propendan por un rol más activo y decisivo por parte de los jóvenes en el desarrollo de América Latina (AL), es uno de los objetivos clave de YPARD LAC en este 2011. De... More
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Greetings from China

Hi, everyone. Glad to join the party! It will be a wonderful and excellent place to share and communicate with fellow professionals, let's involve more of us! I come from Beijing, China. Now a research assistant in Chinese Acedemy of Agricultural Sciencs. Mainly on food security and poverty reduction. I'll start with China, try to let more and more young researchers... More
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The need of ICTs in developing rural agriculture

“My participation to the Youth, ICT and Agricultural innovation workshop, Ugunja, Kenya, 24th May” This workshop was part of the research to find out how rural youth can be empowered through ICT to come up with ideas that will contribute towards agricultural innovations and hence rural agricultural sustainability. This was after it was clear that many rural youth are leaving agricultural... More
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The trends, role and importance of ICTs in Agriculture; lessons learnt from the SATNET/PSAf ICT Medium Forum

The critical challenge in African countries and Zambia in particular is access to information resources and services that add value to the lives of people. Most of the potential of rural African resources and its people still remain untapped. Thus among others, we face several challenges. To contribute to the development of ICTs in southern Africa, Southern Africa Telecentre Network (SATNET... More
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Convergence of Radio and ICTs in Agricultural Development, A Success story by Panos Institute of Southern Africa

This success story is based on the presentation made at the Southern Africa Telecentre Network and Panos Institute of Southern Africa Media Forum on the Role of ICTs in Agricultural Development . The success story is based on Panos experiences in implementing radio/ICT initiative in Zambia in particular Kasempa and Itezhi Tezhi districts under a programme supported by Common Market for... More
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YPARD at the UNESCO Youth Forum

Student engagement, social innovation, fostering democracy, youth employment, conflict and sustainable development are among the issues that have been discussed on the floor of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum, 17 to 20 October 2011 in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Forum brought together youth delegates, civil society participants, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, academics and the private sector. Participants discussed, debated, and... More
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YPARD picture database - General call to all of you, YPARD members or supporters!!

YPARD is constantly working in sensitizing and informing different stakeholders on the key role of Young Professionals in Agricultural Research.Picture is a fundamental element for attracting attention, increasing visibility and awareness, and disseminating information.We are collecting pictures representing YPs from everywhere in the world. This can be a YP in a field, in a laboratory, in a conference... with crops, equipment...... More
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YPARD discusses youth with FAO

On February 24th, 2011 the YPARD coordinator discussed youth issues with interested colleagues at FAO.  The aim of the discussion was to look at potential areas of collaboration between the two organisations and to promote greater involvement of young people within FAO. Two main areas were discussed:  how to make agriculture more attractive to young people and addressing some of the... More
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Share Fair: Youth and agknowledge

The YPARD Coordinator was invited by Steering Committee member Nadia Manning to co-facilitate a session on youth and agriculture knowledge at the Share Fair in Addis Ababa.  The fair provided a good networking platform and a chance to improve YPARD’s knowledge sharing activities. Two agricultural magazines are planning issues targeted towards youth in the new year, the New Agriculturalist and Farming... More
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YPARD Regional Workshop

 YPARD Organised the YPARD Meeting of Local and Regional Representatives and Capacity Building Workshop Hosted by VIT University October 11-16, 2010.  Aim of Workshop Train local and regional representatives on the new e-tools of YPARD and the website Launch of the regional sites Strategic development of action plans of the regional coordination units of Asia, Africa and LAC. Discussion of regional... More
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YPARD presentation at the GCHERA

The Global Consortium for Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA) 2011 During this conference, several trends emerged.  There is a general consensus is that agricultural curriculum is outdated and is lacking in innovation, that partnerships with potential employers is not as strong as it should be, that soft skills are lacking and that a more inter-disciplinary approach is needed. A... More
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Working towards a new young professional in ARD

YPARD is engaging on a new study to contribute to the agricultural curriculum debate.  We want to find out the new skill sets that are required of young professionals in ARD, contributing specifically with the voice of the youth!  Agriculture is changing, and with it, a revised set of skills is needed to address new challenges in agriculture. A number of... More
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Youth contribution to the feed the future initiative

The YPARD coordinator took part in the online discussion to gather information from stakeholders on various issues related to the United States’ new global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.  Researchers and other stakeholders were given the chance to consider and provide input to the US government on FTF’s research priorities, and to discuss how best to support and... More
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YPARD at ARIMNet

Coordination of the Agricultural Research in the Meditérranean Area, ARIMNet, aims to contribute in ensuring that the capacity of the youth in the Mediterranean is improved, so that they have the experience to become agricultural innovators and maintain and propel the agricultural sector forward.  This is exactly what we are promoting at YPARD. An e-discussion was launched within the YPARD network,... More
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