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Welcoming YPARD Uganda Country Representative:Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Country representative for Uganda, Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa. Sylvia has over 10 years of experience working as an agribusiness consultant for several projects and organisations. Key among these include her previous position as the National Agribusiness Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Her expertise stems from the training she... More
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Welcoming YPARD Sweden Country Representative: Karolin Andersson

We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Country representative for Sweden, Karolin Andersson. Karolin recently graduated in agricultural development from the Institute of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She comes from Malmö in southern Sweden but has also studied since 2008 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala to get a... More
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Could youth interest in agriculture boost Africa's economy?

The African Development Bank's new leader Akinwumi Adesina promoted agricultural reform when he was the Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria. Esther Ngumbi explains how garnering more youth interest in agriculture could help the continent's economic development. The African Development Bank, Africa’s biggest lending institution, recently elected a new leader: Akinwumi Adesina. The former Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria, Adesina led an... More

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YPARD members taking part in "Rethinking Food Security in Africa: New Paradigms, New Approaches"

Food security seems to be an ever ending topic on global discussions.  Over the last years, Africa has been subjected to a lot of interventions seeking to improve the possibility of Africa Feeding itself. Despite the fact that some progress has been made in some cases, a high number of Africans are still vulnerable to hunger. In line with this, the... More

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Greenhouses in the Backyard

Urban farming in Kenya has moved beyond just being a poor man's profession. Can it even provide a solution to looming food insecurity? On a stroll through Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, one's eyes are drawn to a myriad of agricultural activities taking place. From a distance, greenhouses seem to sprout from any available piece of land and backyards. And that... More

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