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It all begun from craving bread!

Can you imagine the feeling of craving a kind of food which is scarce in the world that you are living in? I’ve been there and I did have that feeling. This is the story of Ny Veit, a young agricultural professional who went from being an orphan with a bachelor’s degree on food science in Cambodia to becoming an Erasmus... More
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YPARD Serbia- Becoming a source of information for young Serbian farmers!

At the beginning of March 2019, YPARD Serbia with the support from YPARD Europe has launched a new web site “Mladi u agraru/Youth in agriculture” with the aim of providing information on young farmers in Serbia, challenges they face, news about young farmers in the country, subsidies, stories about their production, how they face climate change, growing organic food, ecology. This... More
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Youth from everywhere to Bonn in 2018: #ThinkLandscape

Progressing from commitment to action was a tag line that made more than a thousand representatives of government, NGOs and indigenous organizations, activists, finance, private sector, scientists, media and youth converge in #GLFBonn2018, from 29th November – 2nd December 2018.    It was a great opportunity for global deliberation on issues related to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through a... More
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Fate of sunflower production in Pakistan

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an important crop which is cultivated around the world for food and oil purposes.  The seeds of sunflower are either consumed directly or they are extracted for the oil which is used for cooking and other purposes. Mainly sunflower is cultivated for oil purposes, while the majority of peoples do not know about the nutrition of... More
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Climate change and food systems: the role of women

Africa has approximately thirty-three million small farms, representing eighty percent of all farms in the region. Majority of Africa’s smallholder farmers are women localised in rural areas of the region. The world is now facing a new era of climate change and the impacts are already being felt most by smallholder women farmers. It is now widely acknowledged that climate change impacts... More
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Institutionalization of YPARD Serbia through partnership with Youth for Impact

After YPARD Serbia’s participation at the event “Together for the better support for young farmers” last December 2018, organized by YPARD Serbia's partners (Divac Foundation), the country chapter created a connection with the association Youth for Impact Itana Miljani?. Since this association has a similar mission as YPARD Serbia and projects that includes young farmers and young professionals in agriculture, I... More
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Rapid urbanization and food security in Egypt

Urbanization together with associated demographic and environmental changes are posing unprecedented challenges related to hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in developing countries. Due to factors such as rural-urban migration, climate change, natural resource scarcity and livelihood insecurities, the urban population worldwide continues to increase rapidly. Global projections reveal that the pace of urbanization will further accelerate in the coming decades and... More
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Herald to the youth workshop #AgriYouthEngagement

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in collaboration with the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) in December last year launched an essay competition. In this competition, youth articulated their experiences in youth engagement initiatives across the Africa region, including the context of agri-preneurship. This was with the aim of informing FARA and its partners better on how to effectively engage... More
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Zero hunger: A case for bio-fortification

In developing countries, youth plays an important role in facing the challenges on availability, accessibility and use of food around the globe with increasing population, rapid urbanization and climate change.  Youth serve in the field of food systems through many ways: some are directly working on farms producing food for the world, some are carrying out research in order to enhance... More
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The Project SIMPLE- building alumni centers connecting students and the professional sector

This blog piece highlights the achievements of the Project SIMPLE at the University of Battambang (UBB), Cambodia through an interview between Libuška Valešová, YPARD Europe coordinator and Koemseang Nhuong,  General Coordinator and Lecturer at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Processing of the University of Battambang (UBB), Cambodia and member of the SIMPLE project management team of... More
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YPARD Albania at the 2019 Global G.A.P. Tour

YPARD Albania has participated in the event "Global G.A.P. Tour 2019 Albania - 16th of March "  which was held at the premises of “Expocity Albania” on the second day of the Agro-Tech 2019 Fair, 2nd Edition. This event was organized by RISI Albania (partner for growth) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Representatives of Global G.A.P provided very... More
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Can mechanization drive youth into agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa? Join the online discussion

Despite being on the agenda for several decades, agricultural mechanization still shows very low levels of adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Youth involvement in agriculture is hindered by the drudgeries attached to mainly hand labour based farming that surround the sector. FAO Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA) Platform—with support from FAO AGPM, GFAR and YPARD—has launched an online... More
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YPARD Peru: Workshop participation and collaboration

From 5th to 9th March 2019, YPARD Peru took part in the workshop My Coop organized by Direction of Cooperatives for the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) of the Peruvian government, we had 25 facilitators male and female from different Peruvian regions. Natalia Lozano Broncales represented YPARD this workshop, which was made to improve business skills in farming cooperatives and promote mutual... More
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Agriculture: A Bangladesh perspective

From our childhood, we have read this in our textbooks. It may be unbelievable for those who live in the city. There are also reasons behind such thoughts because in urban areas they get fewer chances to visit farmlands and get less contact with nature. When we, the people from the city, only we see farmland during a bus or train... More
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Wastewater: a useful resource for agriculture

With increasing population, the gap between supply and demand for water has widened.  The unavailability of water is affecting human existence in many parts of the world. Scientists all over the world are focusing on new ways of conserving water. Therefore, it is an acute time to reuse wastewater for irrigation and other purposes. This could release clean water for use... More
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Book clubs-efficient format to deepen knowledge in agriculture

''Building Organic Agriculture in Armenia (BOAA)'' project that is aimed at the development of organic agriculture curriculum for Armenian National Agrarian University started an interesting initiative called ''Organic Book Club''. The main idea behind The Organic Book Club is to hold group meetings once in a month and have a discussion over the already selected article that is related to organic agriculture with the... More
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YPARD en el laboratorio nacional de activismo 2019

Del domingo 24 de febrero al viernes 01 de marzo del presente, asistimos junto a más de 100 jóvenes pertenecientes a otras organizaciones de diversas regiones del Perú al Laboratorio Nacional de Activismo 2019, el cual se realizó en la ciudad de Lima y fue organizado por Oxfam junto a otras ONGs locales como ADISAP, Foro Juvenil de Izquierda, Pazos: Arte... 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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The young progressive farmers visit TAABU

As part of the 5-day workshop on “Youth-led Sustainable Agriculture for Urban Food Systems in East Africa", the forty (40) young participants embarked on a visit to TAABU Cooperative. The participants are from Uganda, Kenyan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. This training and knowledge-sharing workshop is organised by Rikolto, the Young Professional for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and Food and... More
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East African regional workshop on youth-led sustainable agriculture and urban food systems

Mbale, Uganda – Rikolto Country Office in Uganda will be hosting 40 Youths from the Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Tanzania and Rwanda in a Workshop on “Youth-led Sustainable Agriculture for Urban Food Systems in East Africa.” The training-cum- knowledge sharing workshop will take place at Wash & Wills Hotel Mbale, from the 25th – 29th March 2019, and is organised in collaboration... More
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