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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  There is a general consensus is that agricultural curriculum is outdated and is lacking in innovation, that partnerships with potential employers is not as strong as it should be, that soft skills are lacking and that a more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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