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 European research and non- research stakeholders from the public and private European organisations and the European Commission. Its aim is to strengthen the contribution in poverty alleviation, food security, and sustainable development in developing countries by providing a platform for strategic dialogue among European stakeholders to promote research partnerships between European and Southern research communities. EFARD follows the principles of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and contributes to GFARs Global Plan of Action, in partnership with the other GFAR regional fora.
The EFARD management team is made up of 5-6 persons; the Chair, Vice-Chair and Executive Secretary and 2-3 other members representing a broad range of stakeholder groups and national for an of member countries. Aligning with the same mission, YPARD has been represented in the EFARD management team for several years, in fact, the 2016 EFARD Annual Technical and Business Meeting was hosted by the YPARD Europe Regional headquarters (Klick on the LINK to read all about this event).
The first YPARD representative was André Stucki a member of YPARD Switzerland and later Rahel Wyss, YPARD Switzerland country representative and recently by Kristina Kuznetsova the YPARD Ukraine country representative. We are now delighted to introduce Bledar as the new YPARDiand who will carry on with YPARDs work with EFARD.
Get to know Bledar and his role in the EFARD management team
Bledar has completed his Bachelor studies at the Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness, at the Agribusiness Management branch. After graduating, he participated in various training courses, one of which was training for Enterprise Management in Vienna-Austria, at the Institute of Professional Training WIFI Austria. He graduated from Szent Istvan University in Gödöll?, Budapest-Hungary with a master's degree in Rural Development and Agribusiness.