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FAMILY FARMING – a means to Promote Youth’s Involvement in Agriculture and Agribusiness

Among the many highlights of my participation at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2)  with the theme FORESIGHT AND PARTNERSHIP FOR INNOVATION AND IMPACT ON SMALL-HOLDER LIVELIHOODS at Punta del Este, Uruguay on 29th October to November 1, 2012, one experience that I would not forget very quickly was the visit to the Solari Family Farm in... More
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Young Professionals in Agriculture engage into discussions on Climate Change!

COP18, the 18th edition of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was taking place from November 26 to December 7, 2012 in Doha, Qatar. Two events were particularly related to agriculture: “Forest day” and “Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day”, December 2 and 3, 2012. Agriculture needed to have its space at... More
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Youth, agriculture and COP18: HOW to engage NOW!

COP18, huge conference on climate change, will kick off from November 26 to December 7, 2012 in Doha, Qatar. Two events are particularly related to agriculture: Forest day and Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day, December 2 and 3 (organized by CGIAR). As we have learned during GCARD2, special media gives us the opportunity to engage, to get the voice heard of... More
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Food security for all

Dear YPARDians,  As food prices soar and, according to the World Population Prospects that the UN published in 2010, we will be 9.3 billion souls living on earth by 2050 (10.1 billion by the end of the century), it is time to set out on a journey to find the best solutions in order to ensure GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY.  At this... More
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YPARD –Latin America and the Caribbean, present at the Sixth Meeting of Foragro in Lima

The Sixth Meeting of the Forum for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO), which took place on 21-23 August 2012 in Lima, Peru, gathered a diverse group of participants and lecturers: agriculture ministers, directors of INIAs, directors of international research centers, university rectors and lecturers, senior researchers, representatives of the so-called Procis, leaders of producer groups, private sector... More
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