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Beauty with an agricultural purpose

Adorable Akos, the CEO and founder of Uniting Women for Agricultural Development Foundation (UWAD) in Ghana tells about the Miss Agriculture Ghana Pageant in an interview with Kofi Kisiedu Acquaye, Program Officer- YPARD Africa. This pageant comes off on the 20th of October 2018 at the M-Plaza Hotel in Accra under the theme Women in agriculture; a sure way for food... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Restoring hope through the landscape and making restoration possible

NAIROBI — At a time when many people are compelled to move away from their home base for various pressing reasons, it’s comforting and even exciting to discover that it’s possible to restore the livelihoods of their communities and give them a compelling reason to return with pride to their homes. It’s so awesome to find out that the threats of... More

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  • Kenya
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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The untold YPARDian stories; Ag innovation showcase

Are you an innovative young professional in agriculture who is involved in any interesting agri-food systems initiative in Africa consequently challenging the status-quo? How did you as an active participant in agriculture or agribusiness, make it through the ups and downs of life in the agricultural sector? How are you forging forward through the maze of climate change, land tenure system,... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Welcoming YPARD South Africa Representative: Tshiamo Dichabe

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD South Africa representative, Tshiamo Dichabe. Tshiamo has expertise in business strategy conceptualization, new venture creation and project/programme implementation. He holds a B.Com Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, majoring in Marketing Management, Business Management and Project Management. He is currently enrolled at the University of South Africa (UNISA) to... More

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  • South Africa
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Time with the Goat Masters

Gideon Padi Konotey, a Graphic Designer and the CEO of the Goat Masters Ltd tells us about his agribusiness venture in an interview conducted by Kofi Kisiedu Acquaye , the YPARD Africa Program Officer. Enjoy reading the interview. Kofi: One name making the headlines in the circles of Ghana’s agribusiness in recent times is Goat Masters. As the CEO, could you tell us what your business enterprise... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Young, farming and loving it!

My name is Gilbert Tarus and I hail from Kenya. I am twenty years old and I finished my secondary education in 2013. I was unable to further my education because I had four other siblings in secondary school and being the eldest, I decided to give them an opportunity to also finish their secondary education. I decided to go into... More
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Welcoming the new YPARD Nigeria representative: Eric Nyikwagh

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Nigeria Country Representative, Eric Nyikwagh. Eric is a graduate of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics & Extension. His undergraduate project research was focused on production and marketing technologies of citrus farmers in Benue state, Nigeria. He has been a committed member of YPARD since 2013.... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Announcing the YPARD visionaries for Strategic Planning Meeting 2018

From the 5th to 8th March 2018 the regional coordinators, national representatives, steering committee members and some members of YPARD from all over the world will hold the 2018 YPARD Strategic Planning Meeting. This meeting will be held at the hosting institution of the European Coordination Unit of YPARD:  the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. About the... More

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  • Italy
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Sustainable Agriculture Training program for youth in Tanzania

This blog post is co-authored by Rashid B. Malya and Janet Maro. We are so grateful to be directly involved in the Sustainable Agriculture’s training program for youth in Tanzania. Great thanks to the Sunrise Children's Home of Uhekule Village and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) in Morogoro for rolling out the Attract Youth to Agriculture program. We also thank the MasterCard... More

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  • United Republic of Tanzania
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On giants’ shoulders- Empowered through YAWS

Through the MasterCard Foundation’s Young Africa Works (YAW) Summit held in Kigali in the month of February 2017, Bamlaku Asmare- a young Ethiopian agripreneur with the dream of excelling at apiculture was introduced to his mentor, Azage Tegegne. Azage is the Project Manager of the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)... More

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  • Ethiopia
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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Call for participation to the e-Forum sustaining the impact of capacity development initiatives for African youth in agriculture

The FAO Regional Office for Africa in partnership with the Capacity Development Unit (OPCC) of the Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC), SP2 , SP3, the African Agribusiness Incubator Network (AAIN), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), and the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) - Africa is organising a three-week online consultation from the 25th October to 15th November 2017 (in English... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Echoes of African agriculture

Agriculture remains one of the trendiest topics of discussion on social media. And quite recently you may have taken notice of the hashtag #faraedspeaks on social media: on Twitter in particular. This tag labels contributions to a discussion which with the Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, the Executive Director (ED) of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) held with some professionals... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Online media live chat; #FARAEDSPEAKS to enhance FARA’s visibility

In a bid to ensure a stronger social media visibility for FARA and African agricultural Research and Innovation in general, the Secretariat of FARA wishes to conduct a two-hour online media live chat (basically twitter) with the hashtag #FARAEDSPEAKS on Thursday, 7th September 2017. The live chat will serve as an avenue for online users to engage in discussions with the... More

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  • Ghana
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Waking up to the African agricultural dream: Science agenda for African agriculture

It was an educative and interesting discussion  when thought leaders on agriculture  from the National Agricultural and Research Systems of West, Central and North African countries, ministries of agriculture, NGO’s farmer organization, private sector and  CGIAR  gathered on the 9th of May 2017 in the conference room of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)’s secretariat in Accra, Ghana This was the... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Welcoming YPARD Uganda representative: Paul Zaake

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Uganda representative Paul Zaake. Paul is a graduate with a Masters’ degree in Climate Change and Adaptation from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelors’ degree of Agriculture from Gulu University. Driven by his constantly growing optimism on young people becoming more active in the agricultural sector and in global development, Paul... More

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  • Uganda
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Welcoming YPARD Ghana Representative: Kafui Kwesi Agbe

We are delighted to welcome the YPARD Ghana country representative Kafui Kwesi Agbe. Kafui is a graduate in Agricultural Science with specialization in Extension and Rural Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Additionally, he possesses a Master’s in Philosophy degree in Agricultural Extension with research in micro enterprise establishment and growth from the University of... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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