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Twin Safety RD: "Thing that changed our lives"

This testimony of Ana and María Tavarez Méndez is part of the generation of Dominicans young motivated by innovation in the future of agriculture and the fight against hunger. At the beginning of our undergraduate studies, we were told about scholarship opportunities to study food technology. We thought about computer science applied to food, which we found interesting due to our... More
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Sommet de la jeunesse ivoirienne sur les objectifs de Développement Durable 2020

Les étudiants (tes) et jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux sélectionnés sur le territoire national ont Participer à la deuxième édition du sommet de la jeunesse ivoirienne sur les objectifs de développement durable à la Commission nationale de la Francophonie sis à Abidjan Cocody deux plateaux. Cette rencontre s’est tenue le samedi 24 octobre 2020 de 08h00 à 18h00. Le thème principal de cette... More
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COVID-19 and its impact on seed sector in Nepal

The outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic has brought ineluctable impact on all sphere of life from downturn of global economy to abrupt effect on public health. Nepal, an impecunious country whose major economy relies on agriculture production has been hard hit by this pandemic. Due to the strict lockdown enforced by the government of Nepal, seed market couldn’t function... More
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Announcing the new YPARD representation in the EFARD management team

In a bid to ensure a diverse representation of young people in various executive meetings and committees YPARD has nominated Bledar Meta, YPARD Albania country representative as the new YPARD Representative in the new European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) management team. What is the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)? EFARD is an umbrella network of... More
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Cooltivando: A youth-led initiative that empowers rural families

Cooltivando was founded in 2019, in the metropolitan region of Curitiba (South Brazil). It supports small-holder, family farmers in the management of their produce. The first digital product we launched for validation was the so-called “Field Notebook” (Caderno de Campo, in Portuguese), a digital tool that aimed to support producers to record and keep track of all actions related to food... More
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Welcoming YPARD Costa Rica Country Representative: Manuela Gil Echeverria

YPARD is delighted to welcome Manuela Gil Echeverria as the new Country Representative for Costa Rica.  Manuela is a passionate agronomist with a master’s degree in Sustainable Business Development, graduated from EARTH University in 2013 and CATIE in 2017.  She currently works for EARTH University in the extension project unit called EARTH Futures where she is responsible for supporting smallholder farmers... More
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100 solutions for 1 problem: feeding the hungry planet

As someone who has enough food to eat on their plate every day, the fact that over 820 million people around the world still suffer from different forms of hunger horrifies me. This concern increases since the global population continues to rapidly increase while arable land decreases. To address this concern, Bayer Crop Science aims to empower the next generation of... More
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Launching Global YPARD Café: call for project proposals

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is organizing the first-ever Global YPARD Café from the 16th to 30th of November 2020. The YPARD Café within the YPARD Country Chapters has been a platform for discourse by Young Professionals on key youth issues in sustainable food systems. This has been an engagement, which highlights youth’s perspectives on the issues as well as... More
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SLU’s DeVilag Team Kicks Off its Training Programme

This is article was jointly written by Assem A. Hatab and  Ebba Engström. Egypt's food and agricultural systems are increasingly facing serious environmental and socioeconomic challenges, which raise major concerns for sustainable development. Building more sustainable agricultural systems, which account for climate change developments and which can feed a growing population, has thus, gained increasing relevance to policy and policy practice in... More
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Welcoming YPARD Mexico Country Representative: Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez

YPARD is delighted to welcome Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez as the new Country Representative for Mexico.  Horacio is a graduate with a certificate in Systems Transformation from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development from Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de... More
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Welcoming YPARD Grenada country representative: Bevon Chadel Charles

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Grenada representative, Bevon Chadel Charles.  Bevon is a passionate agriculture enthusiast, farmer and active entrepreneur. She is CEO and Founder of Akata Farms an integrated self-sustainable farm located in Grenada. Akata Farms though in its early stages aims at strengthening Grenada's export capacity, to end hunger and develop a sustainable agricultural sector. Her interests... More
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Welcoming YPARD Tanzania representative: Peter Heri Mlay

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Tanzania representative Peter Heri Mlay. Peter possesses professional agronomy skills which he acquired through experience in the field of agricultural development, academic and practical field training, as well as exposure to on-site research projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from the Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is currently working as... More
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Agriculture: Goverment Plans and Covid-19 effects in Nepal

Agriculture is the backbone of the country’s (Nepal) economy . It contributes 26.5 % to the national’s GDP and employs 77% of total population ( census 2068). Nepal , itself is a boon of nature. One can face various climatic condition on different region within the country. And the geographical structure of the country has both pros and cons in the... More
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Call for speakers: young professionals in agrobiodiversity preservation

Young people are the backbone of a nation and can explore the youth role in adaptive measures against a changing climate. To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will discuss indigenous youth... More
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Be the YPARD voice in the new EFARD Management Team!

We are searching for a proactive young voice to be heard in the new management team of The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) for period 2020 - 2022.  The European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) aims to strengthen her contribution in poverty alleviation, food security, and sustainable development in developing countries by providing a platform for... More
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Get involved with the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger

Do you remember the youth-led group advocating for stronger youth participation, engagement, and involvement in the global agri-policy spaces? It was formerly known as Rome-based Agencies (RBA) Youth Council, but now has changed to the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger. The Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger is a youth-led, youth-governed group to act as a conduit for evidence, examples, perspectives, and... More
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YPARD: renewed Steering Committee dynamics for deeper international community engagement

It’s been nearly 6 months since I was elected as the YPARD Chairperson. In line with my commitment to ensuring that YPARD remains and evolves as a space for collective action and accountability, my  Steering Committee (SC)’s colleagues and I are keen to share our key passed milestones and steps to come. Reviving the YPARD SC momentum A key objective we... More
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Tackling food waste in Brazil

Brazil left the hunger map (WFP) in 2014.  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has really exposed the gap in the global food system this year. According to World Bank estimates some of their more pessimistic estimates state that up to 15,4 million Brazilians are going to plunge into extreme poverty by the end of 2020, which is equivalent to 13% of the... More
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Happy Youth Day from YPARD Africa

As youth all around the world celebrate the UN International Youth Day, it is a good time to reflect on the situation of youth across the globe and spread some hope. A good understanding of the challenges the youth face as well as how they themselves creatively tackle these challenges form a good basis for the congratulatory and encouragement messages on this great... More
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Fisheries and COVID-19 in Nepal

Corona pandemic has rapidly spread around the globe with extensive social and economic effects. Many countries followed unprecedented lockdown measures to contain its impact on public health and urged people to follow physical distancing, using mask and frequent washing/sanitizing hands. Despite such measures, its cases are skyrocketing and those measures also have significant impact on human activity, food and nutrition, security,... More
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