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Online game changer course in sustainability

“I will breathe no matter what; the question is whether the human will breathe or not. I leave this decision up to you” – the message to Humanity from Mother Earth, commonly known as COVID-19. Thus, what will be our choice? That was one of the questions we discussed during our small group meetings as part of the “Game Changer Course”... More

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A chocolate life – YES lab journey and memories

While having a cup of hot chocolate, I close my eyes and fall into memories. I remembered my trip to a chocolate production farm – Como llegar, in Talamanca Region, Costa Rica during YES lab (here, here and here you can find previous blogs on this topic) in 2017. We went there to see an indigenous tribe Bribri (just few people... More

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  • Russian Federation
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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The story behind happy bananas

It’s quite a task/responsibility to write a story about this producer, as it’s a story about business lead by values and not by the profits, it’s the story about a person, who had the courage to leave his developed and organized country, crossed the ocean to deliver a bit of value to the world. Volker Ribniger bought land and started his... More

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  • Russian Federation
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Unknown continent – one should never cease to explore

On a cold winter evening in order to bring some sun into my heart, I covered myself with a warm plaid and started looking at the photos from my trip to Costa Rica that I made in September this year with YES programme (see the description in my first blog on this topic here) Looking at the pictures I asked myself,... More

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  • Russian Federation
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The flight to the light

YES! – I was selected to the YES lab (Youth Encounter on Sustainability) and YPARD is partly supporting my trip. I believe the name of the lab wasn’t made by chance and I am inspired by the event. YES is a two-weeks intensive lab, which takes place from 27th August till 8th of September in San Jose and Talamanca, Costa Rica. It... More

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  • Russian Federation
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Be active – build your future!

Everything started through a regular e-mail, which sent to my YPARD Russia group, where I’ve asked the participants whether they have some ideas or wishes to perform some actions together. I got a reply from Katy Bessonova (Project manager at SIANI and YPARD Russia group member) who introduced me to the world of SIANI – Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative. After... More

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  • Russian Federation
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Going organic in Russia - the case for better marketing

Being both an environmentalist and an agronomist, I have always been fascinated by organic agriculture. Although the organic market in Russia is in its early stages, Russia seems to be an attractive location for the development of organic agriculture, since agriculture is not as intensive as it is in the rest of Europe. Moreover, there is a lot of fallow and... More

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  • Russian Federation
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The Chief is a Leader among Equals

This blogpost by Iana Perevoshchikova orginally appeared on the GFAR Blog. Early this year, I opened my e-mail inbox and read the announcement about GCARD3 – Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development–and immediately I got the feeling that I should just go for it.  I applied to participate as a social reporter and soon I found out I had been selected–I was on my... More

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  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Together for better futures

Why youth do not participate in decision-making process to structure the future where they are going to leave, work and develop their careers? Why someone else has to decide for them? Is there any reason for which the specialization which is absolutely crucial for the humankind, like agriculture is considered like not prestigious one in most parts of the world? Is... More

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  • Russian Federation
  • Creating opportunities for policy debate
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Russian youth getting a voice online on "Voice of Youth" - ?????? «????? ????????» : ???????????!!!

Blog post in russian langage version below. The Online portal “Voice of youth” combines the best social and business development projects of the territories of Russia. Here universities and youth associations exchange ideas and developments, connected with professional development, healthy lifestyle, patriotism (love of the country) and the continuity of generations. The portal is a central information space of youth media... More

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  • Russian Federation
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YPARD presentation in Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Presentation of YPARD in Saint-Petersburg The YPARD presentation took place at the last day of September 2013. For Russia it’s a new movement and, as all other new European ideas, it came to the city of Peter the Fist. The presentation took place at Saint-Petersburg State Agrarian University at 17 o’clock. Curious and open-minded students and scientists came to listen to... More

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  • Russian Federation
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