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e-Competition: your Research your Story!

As a student, 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 story through blogs... More
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The best culture is agriculture

Contrary to most people's perception about agriculture as being a poor-old man's occupation in the village, agriculture is certainly “the best culture” and has great potential to revive and drive our dwindling economy. Amid global pandemics such as COVID-19 when almost all other sectors of the economy are on their knees, demand for agricultural commodity remains high. For instance, due to... More
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From flakes to snow: My love story with agriculture

If you had walked up to me sixteen years ago and asked if I wanted to study Agriculture? I would have probably looked at you like you were on something illegal and screamed "No!". Sometimes all it takes is one seemingly unimportant experience, one fleeting moment for your life to make sense, and for you to find yourself on a journey... More
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Top Steps to Improve Your Homework

When it comes to finishing your homework, or the need to write a dissertation introduction, not all of us do it with concentration and with sincerity its due to distraction or your way of doing homework is boring and not fun. You can learn to strategies in finishing your homework on time and learning something from it. Follow these techniques to... More
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Lessons learned from webinar on publishing scientific articles

In a developing country like Nepal, students or early careers carry out different research activities but face numerous rejections and difficulties in publishing the journals. Due to lack of proper understanding of elements of standard articles, review process and ethics; most of their research is left unpublished. By chance, if published, it will not get a good readership and chances for replication... More
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YPARD represents youth in the fight against food waste: Horizon2020 proposal has been submitted!

In a bid to contribute towards building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future and to enhance research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal, Monika Varga, YPARD Hungary country representative from Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (formerly Szent Istvan University) have developed and successfully submitted a project proposal entitled ‘F2FTRANS (F2F Transition Lab: A methodological framework against losses and... More
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YPARD Europe science slam - Empowering the next generation of change-makers in Danube region

YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Development) has a long-standing collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). CZU has been hosting YPARD Europe coordination unit since 2016 and has worked for a stronger youth focus and engagement in agriculture in the region.  CZU also serves as a hosting place for the CASEE Secretariat. This year, CZU will be... More
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Empowering young farmers through the YPARD Uganda Café

From the Central to the West, to the North and the East, the YPARD Café caravan traversed Uganda with the main aim of empowering and training young farmers to be incorporated into the food value chain systems to foster food security across Uganda and Africa as a whole. On 22nd January 2021, the bus was set for Kagadi District in the... More
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Youth4Nature joins Youth In Landscapes Initiative

BONN, Germany (26 January 2021) – Youth-led international environmental organization Youth4Nature (Y4N) has just become the latest member of the Youth In Landscapes Initiative (YIL) steering committee, thus expanding both organizations’ networks while offering valuable opportunities for collaboration, mutual learning and growth. YIL is the youth arm of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), which is made up of a movement of... More
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Call for applications: YPARD Director

The GFRAS-YPARD joint secretariat is seeking a proactive, flexible, independent and innovative director to lead the youth network. The mission of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realize their full potential towards sustainable food systems. This position will be based at Czech University of Life... More
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Get to know - Hynek Roubík, young expert and enthusiasts in agriculture

In YPARD, we believe in the power of young professionals within the agricultural field. Our future is in their hands and it is very important to keep our youth encouraged. Today, I would like to introduce you to Dr. Hynek Roubík, an expert in organic waste management and sustainable technologies and second-youngest member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and... More
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“Make agriculture sexy again” – interview with Hynek Roubík, a young Czech expert in waste management

Meet Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ph.D. a successful graduate of the Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences (FTA) at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), leader of Biogas Research Team and agriculture enthusiast with a passion for his work. Hynek focuses mainly on organic waste management and is the author of several successful research thesis. As a young professional just 30 years... More
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When you think of a university, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

For me, I think, science, career, study programs, faculties and of course the student life. I never stop to think about the impact and activities of a higher education institution outside of the scientific/academic aspects. I guess this was the thought of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), my home away from home for the past six years, as... More
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The AgriTech project: YPARD Armenia global café

“Nation in Action started active involvement in Armenian AgriTech Sector since 2019”, says Hovhannes Yeritsyan, the founder of the project at the YPARD Global Café Yerevan, on November 29, 2020. More than 25 young professionals gathered to learn and share practice on the development of environmentally friendly and modern agriculture, on stable income and financial security. Nation in Action is a... More
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The GYOOGH project at the YPARD Armenia Café

One of the most joyful projects that were presented at the YPARD Global Café Yerevan was the Gyoogh project which is being implemented by the young and active people. Anna Danielyan who is a cofounder of this active project presented the objectives of their initiative. Gyoogh organizes unique village tours, quests, intellectual games for tourists and locals, in partnership with people... More
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Cross-Border Alliance for Climate-Smart and Green Agriculture in the Black Sea Basin (AGREEN)

Within the framework of the first YPARD Global Café Yerevan organized on the 29th of November 2020, we were pleased to host the AGREEN project and one of the program coordinators Lilit Avdalyan. From her interactive presentation, one could learn that the AGREEN project promotes the concept for climate-smart agriculture (CAS) as an approach for developing agricultural strategies to secure sustainable... More
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YPARD Armenia Café and the IRIS Business Incubator

IRIS Business Incubator was the best host for the YPARD Global Café Yerevan on November 29th, 2020. YPARD Yerevan chose the IRIS Business Incubator for the meeting to showcase how small ideas become great businesses. The Coordinator of IRIS Narine Terzyan had a presentation on their previously implemented projects and informed the participants about the current opportunities suggested by the business... More
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2020 has yielded to 2021: This, I celebrate

Dear friends and colleagues,  2020 is a year that leaves unforgettable marks. Many of us will remember it for many different reasons. A year that has taken so much. A year that has given so much. I believe that it is OK to grieve and celebrate its passing – however, we feel.   2020 has yielded to 2021. This, I celebrate. YPARD... More
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The Impact of COVID-19 on World Food Security

The pandemic of COVID-19 has affected the availability of food worldwide. Due to the restrictions imposed, supply chains have been interrupted, exports have been banned by some countries, catering facilities have been closed and unemployment has risen. The world agricultural system has not been prepared for this unexpected situation and therefore it must be adapted. At the same time, this opens... More
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Pursuing agriculture as a career – my story

“Before I got to know what agriculture really was, I never imagined I could be a part of it”... I have always been connected to the world of nature. Since I was a small kid, I loved exploring flowers, trees and even the smallest insects in the soil. I was excited about every single butterfly or an earthworm. My hands were... More
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