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YPARD Nigeria and Tropentag cake photos

September seems to be the cakes month with YPARD Nigeria setting the ball rolling.On September 18th , the YPARD Nigeria team had a meetup at Agrihub Nigeria to mark the YPARD the 10years anniversary event under the theme “empowering youths in agriculture. They had a meet and greet with presentations and discussions on the challenges of youths in agriculture . This culminated in the cake cutting event. Read more on John Agboola commentary #YPARD10Years: The Formidable Platform of Young Professionals in Agriculture.

Youth at the Tropentag Conference 2016

Having long heard about YPARD, I felt the need to join them during at their participatory discussion. "Young Professional for Agricultural Research and Development", well known as YPARD, organized an interactive workshop this Monday morning on the theme "Mission 2026: acting now to support youth in agriculture". They posed a most important challenge: when looking back, what actions will the youth of tomorrow wish today´s environment-custodians had taken in order to improve the agricultural sector of 2026 and their place on it? 

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and its partners are looking for enthusiastic and engaging students and young professionals to be part of high-level discussions with the top leaders from different landscape sectors at the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). The YIL unites young innovators to develop real-world solutions to land use challenges in partnership with organisations working on the ground.

Eight months down the line and the YPARD anniversary celebrations are still going strong. This month we witnessed increased vigour in the celebrations courtesy of YPARD uzbekistan, YPARD Malawi and other partners.

GLF2015 team - 50 young innovators unite.By Mona Zoghbi and Noor Nasir

A genuine and empowering youth-led and youth-targeting initiative – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative.

Youth in the fieldFAO is organizing an expert meeting on 'Youth feeding the future - Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work’, that will take place in Rome/Italy from October 25-28, 2016.

The organizers are looking for rural youth aged 15-17, or older but committed to support this specific age group 15-17: young people, but still under-age.

<p>Although agriculture accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya's foreign export earnings, young people largely ignore the sector. A new mentoring scheme is hoping to change that.</p>

Although agriculture accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s foreign export earnings, young people largely ignore the sector. A new mentoring scheme is hoping to change that.(CCAFS/S.Kilungu)