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Launching Global YPARD Café: call for project proposals

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is organizing the first-ever Global YPARD Café from the 16th to 30th of November 2020. The YPARD Café within the YPARD Country Chapters has been a platform for discourse by Young Professionals on key youth issues in sustainable food systems. This has been an engagement, which highlights youth’s perspectives on the issues as well as... More
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Agriculture: Goverment Plans and Covid-19 effects in Nepal

Agriculture is the backbone of the country’s (Nepal) economy . It contributes 26.5 % to the national’s GDP and employs 77% of total population ( census 2068). Nepal , itself is a boon of nature. One can face various climatic condition on different region within the country. And the geographical structure of the country has both pros and cons in the... More
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Chiya Guff: A tea talk

“Chiya Guff with an entrepreneur” is an interactive program designed to motivate all those youths who aspire to become an entrepreneur by conveying the persistent efforts of successful entrepreneurs.  The first episode of this program with the collaborative support of YPARD Nepal and The Entrepreneurship Club (ERC) at Institute of Engineering Purwanchal Campus on 2nd February 2020. The chief guest of... More
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Welcoming a new YPARD Steering Committee member: Jorrit Kiewik

We are delighted to welcome a new steering committee member: Jorrit Kiewik. Jorrit Kiewik is the newest add-on to the YPARD Steering Committee team. Jorrit is a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Entrepreneurship and is finalizing his master’s program in Communication, Health & Life Sciences at Wageningen University. Jorrit has been working as the director of Slow Food Youth... More
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Annonce: L’atelier des jeunes agriculteurs et entrepreneurs agricoles pour l’Afrique de l’ouest

Apres l’Afrique de l’est, les jeunes professionnels pour le développement agricole (YPARD) en collaboration avec l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ainsi que Rikolto (anciennement VECO West Africa) programment un autre  atelier de formation du 21 au 25 Octobre 2019 à Dakar/Sénégal. Cet atelier concerne les jeunes des pays d’Afrique de l’ouest, entre autres le Benin, le Sénégal,... More
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Youth job creation pathway

The Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE) held its third annual conference at the ISSER Conference Facility- University of Ghana, Legon from July 23-26, 2019. The conference theme was “Sustainable agriculture and national development: Finance, Markets and Job creation”. The three-day conference brought together academia, researchers, industry partners and young entrepreneurs interested in developing careers in agribusiness. Apart from plenary discussion... More
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Agritainment: a catalyst for agribusiness growth in Africa

As a not-for-profit agribusiness organization, the Agrifood Value Innovation and Marketing Society, AGRIVIMS, searches for innovative pathways of achieving our vision in promoting Agrifood Value Innovations to benefit producers and consumers in sustainable environment. Global food security is reported to be under threat. Many farmers across the globe are aging with no replacement. The United Nation projects that world population could... More
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Welcoming YPARD China country representative: Zhong Li

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD China country representative, Mr Zhong Li. Mr Li received his master’s degree of International Trade and Investment Policy from Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University and dual bachelor’s degrees of Economics from University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. During his study, Mr Li worked closely with the International Monetary... More
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Agro-Connect: Tackling Youth Challenges in Agriculture

Recently, findings and evidence have shown that we may face another challenge that is not born because of conflicts and disputes as seen in the past century, but a challenge born out of the inability for a nation to successfully provide food for its citizens. Hunger is not based on seasonality and so, food production and food security should not be... More
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Building resilience among rural farmers in Nigeria

Sabi-Agrik Ltd and partners launched the first phase of a successful agribusiness partnership that supports rural women and farmer groups across Nigeria and Africa on a Farmer’s Voice Project. The Farmer’s Voice Project began in 2018 as a way of helping rural women groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions, among others to strengthen their technical and business capacities to fight... More
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YPARD Nigeria Café: Young agripreneurs in agribusiness

The key element of running a successful agribusiness in Nigeria requires technical skill, a level of business acumen and rugged determination. Nevertheless, running a successful agribusiness enterprise involves some challenging factors such as climate change, pest and diseases, unfavourable market parameters, an unfavourable policy environment and lack of the required network for market access and technology. Members of the YPARD Nigeria... More
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Strengthening Nigerian youth's capacity in agribusiness

Agriculture holds much promise for young people because they possess the skills, energy and viability to explore the vast opportunities in agribusiness, smart agriculture, precision farming and agricultural development. It was in this direction that YPARD Nigeria hosted agro-minded youth at the YPARD Café themed – “Enabling the business of Agriculture – The Youth Perspective” in Abuja on the 30th of... More
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A case for sustainability from a fellow's perspective

I just came back from a three-week long sustainability fellowship in Israel. My participation in the Global Sustainability Fellowship, a program offered by the U.S.-based Sustainability Laboratory, became not just about augmenting one more experience of a workshop to my resume or one more stamp to my passport. Rather, it became a very insightful experience that changed my perception about the... More
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From Nepal to Nebraska, graduate student's passions rooted in soil

Meet Dinesh Panday, a doctoral student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture focusing on soil and nitrogen management. “I’m from Nepal, a country where agriculture is the main driver of the economy and more than 67 percent of total population is involved in it,” said Panday. “My extended family’s livelihood is dependent upon soil-based agriculture, so my passions are strongly... More
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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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YPARD launched in North-West Nigeria

Awareness about agriculture is steadily gaining momentum among young people in Africa- particularly in Nigeria. Concrete efforts are being made by governments and the private sector including, NGOs and civil societies, on possible ways to engage and make youth the main drivers of agricultural transformation in Africa. Participation of youth in agribusiness along the agricultural value chain has been identified as... More
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Tapping into agricultural opportunities

Agriculture has long been perceived as a profession for the hopeless- especially unemployed youth in the society. Several years ago, people only practised agriculture as mere engagement and, as a societal norm but the recent trends in the agricultural industry has made it clear that the opportunities in agriculture cannot be overemphasized. There are many basic needs of life but food... More
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How to become a successful Goat Farmer

In order to be a successful goat farmer, there are basics you must consider or know before you start a goat farm. These include but not limited to the following: Location: The most important consideration you must first make is location. Common goats generally survive in warm areas that are well drained. Apart from temperature, space is necessary. Goats live in... More
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AGCO Agribusiness Qualification: Young Africans in agribusiness

Agriculture is obviously Africa’s golden heritage but the continent is struggling to feed itself and far beyond the dream of feeding the World.  The primary concerns associated with Africa’s agriculture includes the depleting age of smallholder farmers, policy issues, absence and low technological use, improper use of machines, and ultimately, lack of youths in agriculture, coupled with low skills set for... More
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Exploring agribusiness investment opportunities in Nigeria

It’s no news that one of the most unexploited potentials in Sub Sahara Africa is Agriculture.  Nigeria, for example, is blessed with 84 million hectares of arable land (bigger than the land mass of most African countries), 60% (50.4) million of which is currently uncultivated:  the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria via the Minister for Information; Lai Muhammad rightly... More
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