This blogpost originally appeared on the GFAR Blog.
Going to a foreign country, you always want to be prepared for all possible outcomes. The good, the bad and everything in between. My luggage reflected that. Both the physical and the mental. I had clothing which Eskimos would model as well as those you would wear when the sun seemed to reign supreme. Mentally I was going to make the best out of everything, no matter the outcome.
I remember the morning I was leaving my home, my child, my dairy farm in our village in India to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the GCARD3 event. Though I was excited to attend this global event on agriculture–it is my passion to which I have been completely dedicated for the last five years—I also felt worried and guilty, as I was leaving behind my one and a half year-old who I knew would miss me during my ten days abroad.
The Youth Agri-preneurs Project (YAP), which forms part of the highly anticipated GCARD3 Global Event scheduled to take place in in Johannesburg this week is calling for all stakeholders associated with the conference to work together and involve the young agripreneurs into the dynamics of the conference and assist with achieving some of the programme’s outlined sustainable development goals.
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