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Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all

Nigeria UN Food Systems Summit Youth Dialogue 2021 held a webinar with the theme “Discussions bothering Action Track 1-Ensuring Access to Safe and Nutritious Food for All” on the 27th April 2021, with a lot of experts, young farmers and agricultural professionals in attendance. The virtual event was coordinated by United Youth for Sustainable Globe (UYSG) Nigeria and a host of... More
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From the director's desk

Hello YPARD!  It is a huge honor to join your community. Thank you already for all the warm words of welcome. I aim to be a servant-leader, synthesizing the wishes of you all, my fellow members, into compromises that honor our mission and vision, sustaining the network and allowing it to grow.  Why do I want to give my energy to... More
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Welcoming the incoming YPARD Director: Genna Tesdall

YPARD is delighted to welcome Genna Tesdall as the incoming YPARD Director. She is a graduate of the global oriented Iowa State (2015) and Penn State Universities (2018) with an M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and International Agriculture and Development. Before joining YPARD, she was the federal agricultural policy officer at the German Rural Youth Association (Bund der Deutschen Landjugend) (2020). As... More
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My journey to a fairy-tale land

As the crystal-like, feather-light, glimmering snowflakes touched my skin, and the rays of shimmering winter-sun peaked through the fluffy, grey curtain in the sky – I was certain that I had woken up in the middle of a fairytale dream. As a child, I dreamed of travelling the world, flying first-class, and dining in the finest restaurants around; little did I... More
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Food Security Amidst Second Wave of COVID-19 in Nepal

Food Security Amidst Second Wave of COVID-19 in Nepal As the world is facing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which officially started last year, the corona virus is no longer a “new normal”. The government of Nepal has imposed a regional lockdown and enforced its federal, regional, and local level structures to respond to the crisis, being fully cognizant... More
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4th School for Young Ruralists - Peru Bicentennial Edition

An opportunity to design projects that contribute to rural agricultural development in Peru. 2021 is the second year in which the pandemic continues to affect Peru's economic and agricultural sectors. Especially agriculture which is one of the less admired and recognized sector, despite its importance to the population’s survival. Given this context, we believe that it is necessary to keep a... More
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My YPARD online internship experience

The first YPARD encounter It was just a normal school day in my class at the faculty of tropical agrisciences. With full concentration, continuous note-taking and a constant sip of my cup of green tea which was helping with the struggle to stay awake…Well I had just arrived from Africa, full of dreams, full of motivation, no winter or early dark... More
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YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition: Winners of the PhD. category

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and helped make it a success! And a special congratulations to Charles Amarachi Ogbu, Dr. Marwa Shumo, Okafor Uche Cyprian, Dita Mervartováand Sidi Rana Menggala, the five selected winners of the YPARD/AGRINATURA Research Story e-Competition entitled ‘your Research your Story!’ These five stories stood out the... More
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Impact on increasing sell price of cinnamon bark to Kerinci’s crime rate

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. Category. The competition which was tagged ‘your Research your Story!’ aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More
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The world pharmacy that has been losing its secret keepers

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. Category. The competition which was tagged ‘your Research your Story!’ aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More
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Treatment of Wastewater: A case of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? What is the justification for wastewater treatment since it incurs cost and pollutes the environment?

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. Category. The competition which was tagged ‘your Research your Story!’ aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More
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The quest for ground apple

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. Category. The competition which was tagged ‘your Research your Story!’ aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling... More
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Flies and Love at first sight

This blog post emerged as one of the five winners that participated in the YPARD and AGRINATURA e-competition for the PhD. Category. The competition which was tagged ‘your Research your Story!’ aimed to help students have a better sense of ownership of their research and to communicate the most important parts of their research in a creative easy to read storytelling way. Enjoy... More
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Food security: A nonstop business for all

2020 was supposed to be our year…a year of new beginnings, the much-discussed "Vision 2020", flying cars, self-replicating robots, another iPhone and, of course, the new Black Widow movie. And while we did not get most of these things, almost no one could have imagined we would end up with the Toilet Paper Apocalypse, endless Twitter threads, or even a Pandemic.... More
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The future of agriculture and your future as a professional in agriculture

The Coronavirus pandemic may have turned most of us into Netflix-guzzling vampires due to unending lockdowns and masks, but there is no doubt it also brought us something we all needed…a break. For me, the COVID-19 lockdowns and remote schooling slowed everything down. It was a relief I never thought possible, and for the first time in two and a half... More
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E-meet YPARD Network Engagement Coordinator

Glindys Virginia Luciano, the new Network Engagement Coordinator at YPARD shares a video introducing herself and her role at YPARD GCU.  Ms. Luciano joined YPARD three weeks ago and has identified the different areas in which she hopes to put her energy in and to bring change into the network. The New York City native shares how her own research interests... More
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YPARD Europe is partnering with the AgriSciences Platform (AgriSci-UA)

We are happy to announce our new partnership with the AgriSciences Platform for Scientific Enhancement of Higher Education Institutions in Ukraine. The AgriSciences Platform aims to strengthen the capacities and cooperation of young teachers, researchers, masters and doctoral students at selected Ukrainian universities by creating a platform – AgriSciences Platform for sharing information on Agrarian Sciences. Through the partnership with YPARD... More
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Deadline extended! YPARD/AGRINATURA e-Competition: Share your BSc or MSc research story!

As a student or young professional, the ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about your work is an invaluable skill. By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, you can better inform, educate, and inspire your audience. Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to talk about your research face-to-face. Sharing your research... More
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From Afghanistan to an European Space Agency startup

At YPARD we value and celebrate diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives, we also believe in the innovative ability of young people in agriculture and their capacity to shape sustainable food systems. Here is an inspiring and phenomenal story of a young agricultural professional, LukᚠT?ma. His story is both unusual and remarkable and he has been able to make a success... More
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Welcoming YPARD Network Engagement Coordinator: Glindys Virginia Luciano

YPARD is delighted to welcome Glindys Virginia Luciano as the Network Engagement Coordinator. Glindys Virginia is currently in her last semester of her master’s degree in Agrifood Systems and Rural Development at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.  Glindys Virginia has worked in various non-profit organizations... More
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