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Follow the Regional Workshop on "Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS" in Accra, Ghana!

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is organising a Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” on 9-10 May 2013 at FARA Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.  The meeting will look at the entire CAADP country and regional policy processes, and identify innovative approaches for making job creation for young people a... More

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  • Ghana
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Regional Workshop on Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda - KIS

Where: FARA Secretariat in Accra, GhanaWhen: 9th – 10th May, 2013 Background Africa has the largest share of children and youth, and it is expected to experience a ‘demographic dividend’ where the youthful population will peak, bringing a unique opportunity for rapid human capital development and economic growth. In fact, Africa possesses the fastest-growing and most youthful population in the world... More

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Challenging your Thought(s) For Food

A few years ago, when I first attended Syngenta`s Forum for the Future of Agriculture I found out about the TFF Challenge, a competition aimed at students of all levels that has set an objective to “feed 9 billion by 2050? by unleashing the creative potential of youth in designing innovative solutions for ending world hunger.At first, I was angry. I... More
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Reviewing agricultural context of Nepal

A subsistence oriented agrarian economy is predominant in Nepal. 65.8% of total population is engaged in agriculture in which 60.2%are male and 72.8% are female. Because of the diversified climatic condition Nepal has got high potentiality of producing major cereal crops, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Climatic condition of Nepal is subtropical to temperate and annual rainfall is about 2000mm (east), 1000mm... More

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How I learnt to Farm Locally through Local Solutions: Youth in Agriculture

Last week, I promised that I would write a follow-up article to the one I previously posted on “Practicing what we preach in Agriculture: Too Cool to Farm”. I had wanted to discuss the general challenges and opportunities in farming from my local perspective. However, I will not specifically dwell on the particulars of challenges and opportunities but will discuss them... More

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  • Uganda
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Putting Swag for Youth in Agriculture

A National Youth in Agriculture Policy Dialogue in Zimbabwe was held at Rainbow Towers in Harare Zimbabwe on the 26th April 2013 to interrogate the case study findings—for Zimbabwe, following the commissioned six country case studies in 2012 by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN), based in South Africa. These policy dialogues are on-going in FANRPAN’s program of... More

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Learned lesson from university level YPARD Awareness Campaign

I am a young girl from eastern part of Nepal, moreover I am very young in agriculture field although more than two third of Nepalese population depend upon agriculture to sustain their daily life. When I meet with my neighbors and other people, they usually ask me what I am studying. My answer is “agriculture”, but their perception level is different... More

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  • Nepal
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Cash Crop Cultivation Brings Smiles to the Farmers: Revealed from A Field Visit of YPARDians of UODA

On a sunny day of spring, YPARDians, students from the Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering and Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics, lead by F.M. Safiul Azam from UODA had a visit to farmers` field to learn detail about agricultural practices and crop-profit status of horticulture. They have visited fields of Taro and Gladiolus, which are one of the major... More

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  • Bangladesh
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Awesome event in Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal

The Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD), as a global community, has given particular attention to promote youth in agriculture from its establishment. Last week on 25 April 2013, YPARD has organized a seminar entitled YPARD Awareness Campaign (YAC) in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) at Chitwan, Nepal where a total 113 undergraduate students were actively... More

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My Experience of Blogging

                I started blogging about one and half year ago. During very beginning of my blogging I didn’t have any idea of what I could post in my blog. Later, I visited some blogs and planned to shape my blog in similar way. I started to collect some online resources and calls such as... More

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Practicing what we preach in Agriculture: Too Cool to Farm

For the last ten days, I was in my village for a –Grand Plan, to clear and plant about 4 hectares of Land which myself and my brother have been cultivating for the 3rd consecutive year for the production of Beans and Maize. As a young person passionate about agriculture and rural development, farming and cultivation of crops popularly grown within... More

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  • Uganda
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YPARD's promotion event at HAFL in Zollikofen

During two days a team of three motivated YPARD promoters (Martina Graf, the European Coordinator, Johanna Gysin, Swiss representative and Rahel Wyss, a committed YPARD member) spend their lunch break in front of the HAFL – canteen and spread the word about YPARD among students but also among lecturers, researchers and other employees of the college. The event was a success;... More

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Welcoming YPARD representative for Uzbekistan - Sitora Khabibova!

YPARD welcomes YPARD representative for Uzbekistan: Sitora Khabibova! Sitora Khabibova is a graduate of the Russian academy of Economics named after G.V.Plekhanov in Tashkent. She studied Business and Business administration with a major in Finance and credit, from 2004 to 2008. After University she was employed by a consulting company and the Asian Development Bank for different projects and as interpreter.... More

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Towards better networking and collaboration for the Youth in agriculture: join AgriVIVO 1.0 !

To enable better networking and collaboration in agriculture, AgriVIVO, managed by the GFAR Secretariat and developed jointly with Cornell University and FAO, has been launched:http://www.agrivivo.net.  AgriVIVO is a search portal built to facilitate connections between all actors in the agricultural field, bridging across separately hosted directories and online communities. YPARD, convinved that this is a great mean for Young Professionals to connect... More

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YPARD China joined the 2nd Youth Forum of ARD in CAAS

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) organized the 2nd Youth Forum of ARD on 21st April to discuss what qualifications a researcher needs, what atmosphere is needed for young researchers in ARD. Speakers from leading research agencies - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University and CAAS shared their experiences and ideas. YPARD China Representatives Jieying Bi presented on behalf of... More

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  • China
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What is the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD)?

The Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) is a network of institutions, practitioners, and academics seeking to enhance experience and knowledge sharing in agricultural risk management, particularly in developing countries. By improving the practice of agricultural risk management, the network seeks to strengthen investments in the agricultural sector and reduce the vulnerabilities faced by different stakeholders. FARMD is open... More

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How blogging about work can increase your professional influence

It must have been two years ago when I had a discussion with my sister-in-law Nancy about my blog. She was surprised about the nature of my blog, my writing about my work as an agricultural economist, and how relatively unexciting that was. (Nancy is a senior legal officer in an international media company so she does have some idea of... More
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Are we really contributing to Agricultural Development?

Recently I participated in the 18th Orientation Course Programme for faculty of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University (SKRAU), conducted by Directorate of Human Resource Development-DHRD (SKRAU), Bikaner, (Rajasthan), India during 13th to 26th February, 2013. On its second day of the program, there was one lecture on “Agricultural Education: Perspectives and Prospects” delivered by Dr. M. P. Sahu, Dean, College of Agriculture,... More

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Food security for a mega population...and the Youth - Feedback from the Youth policy dialogue series, Nigeria

Just few days after been nominated as the Local Representative for Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) in Lagos, Nigeria. I was privileged to attend the Youth and Policy Dialogue Series on: Food Security for a Mega Population organized by HEDA resources, Lagos - Nigeria on 5th March, 2013. It was a very wonderful occasion involving individuals, farmers,... More

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  • Nigeria
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Youth Empowerment seeing a New Frontier

In the global agriculture diaspora, several topics/issues are always relevant or rather more current than others. I’ve realized that youth in agriculture are one of these. With fewer and fewer youth becoming involved in agriculture each year many wonder what will happen to the future of the industry. But if this is the case shouldn’t youth that are currently involved in... More

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