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Three young scientists research post-harvest deterioration of cassava

The fact that post-harvest physiological deterioration (PPD) is one of the most significant bottlenecks in cassava processing chains may be nothing new, as it is one of the biggest challenges facing cassava producers, but that three young scientists have keen interest in a long-term effort to tackle this challenge proves quite encouraging. Luis Augusto Becerra, molecular biologist at CIAT’s Cassava Program,... More

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YPARD –Latin America and the Caribbean, present at the Sixth Meeting of Foragro in Lima

The Sixth Meeting of the Forum for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO), which took place on 21-23 August 2012 in Lima, Peru, gathered a diverse group of participants and lecturers: agriculture ministers, directors of INIAs, directors of international research centers, university rectors and lecturers, senior researchers, representatives of the so-called Procis, leaders of producer groups, private sector... More

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  • Peru
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Is bio-economy an alternative for young people to regain interest in agriculture?

The last event of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of CIAT was the so-called World Cafe, where participants were asked the question: Is bio-economy an alternative for young people to regain interest in agriculture?This event was organized in a team between the ALCUE-KBBE project and the chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Young Professionals Platform for Agricultural... More

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Buenas noticias, formalmente ya somos parte del Comité de FORAGRO

Con estas palabras resumió el investigador peruano Luis Suárez, el positivo balance de su participación, en nombre de YPARD-LAC, en la décima reunión de Consejo Ejecutivo de FORAGRO realizado los días 21 y 22 de septiembre en Lima, Perú. Esta reunión tuvo como doble objetivo principal tanto prepararse para participar en la reunión del GCARD que tendrá lugar en Montevideo, Uruguay... More

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“La idea es buena, pero qué gano yo, concretamente hablando, si me uno a YPARD-LAC?”

 Esta fue la primera pregunta que recibimos tras presentar YPARD-LAC ante un grupo de 25 estudiantes de primer semestre de maestría en ciencias agrícolas de una universidad pública en Colombia. La primera pregunta de la primera visita que hacemos a una universidad, con el ánimo de empezar a incrementar el número de integrantes de nuestra red en YPARD-LAC, nos llevó a... More

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  • Colombia
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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YPARD LAC presente en el Taller de consulta regional para América Latina

Alianza de la red YPARD LAC con la Unión Europea, una nueva oportunidad para trabajar por el desarrollo de América Latina Participar activamente en eventos que posibiliten y propendan por un rol más activo y decisivo por parte de los jóvenes en el desarrollo de América Latina (AL), es uno de los objetivos clave de YPARD LAC en este 2011. De... More

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