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Welcoming YPARD Brazil country representative: Marina Demaria Venâncio

we are delighted to welcome Marina Demaria Venâncio as the new Country Representative for Brazil! Marina is currently doing her Ph.D. in ecological and human rights at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil). She holds a master’s degree in environmental law and a bachelor’s degree in law from the same university and has attended courses and programs on topics... More
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YPARD representation at the TAP Capacity Development Expert Group

In a bid to ensure diverse representation of young people in various executive meetings and committees, the Global Coordination Unit has nominated Flor as the YPARD representative in the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) the Capacity Development expert group. But I guess you are thinking, what is TAP CD Expert group? TAP Capacity Development Group Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) is a coalition... More
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Ensuring that investments by and for youth in agriculture will come of age

While Africa’s youthful population is bulging, farmers are growing older and with young people being overrepresented among the unemployed; calls for investments in youth are proliferating to ensure food security for future generations. The African Union’s Malabo Declaration, which contains a set of agriculture goals for 2025, calls for creating job opportunities for at least 30 percent of the youth in agriculture.... More
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Organic agriculture training at BOKU University

Organic agriculture is a priority sector in Armenia's “2010-2020 Sustainable Strategy Program for Agricultural and Rural Development” program. Throughout the years, strong steps have been taken by local NGOs and international organizations to develop the organic sector in Armenia. In 2016 International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) foundation in collaboration with IFOAM-Organics International implemented ''Capacity Development Strategy and Plan... More
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Youth and responsible agricultural investments within agricultural food systems

I am Gebhard Eshumba, Senior Youth Officer for Rural Youth Development Programme, Directorate of Youth Development in the Ministry of Sports Youth and National Service in Namibia. I had great opportunity to participate in the workshop on Strengthening Capacities of Youth to Carry Out and Benefit from Responsible Agricultural Investment in SADC Countries from 20th – 23rd March, 2018. The three-day... More
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Call for Applications: Youth leaders for the GLF Investment Case

Are you a young entrepreneur, investor or student interested in sustainable finance? Or are you passionate about reaching millions online through creative storytelling? Whatever your skill - speaking, investing, writing, digital media, and more - Youth in Landscapes Initiatives and the GLF is inviting you to be one of the 200 participants tackling the topic of sustainable finance during the GLF... More
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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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A study tour of Dhaka honey value chain and more

The Sundarbans is the largest single mangrove forest in the world, which covers approximately forty percent of the total forest in Bangladesh and is listed as one of the World Heritage and Ramsar site. Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) and Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) have been trying to promote Sundarbans Mangrove Biodiversity Education Program in Bangladesh since 2013 among the... More
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YPARD Team’s Online Hangout series: more interaction for more capacity

Have you ever thought of the wealth of knowledge that exists in the structure or organization you work with? At YPARD, we genuinely know that our community has a massive number of significant skills and experiences to share. Thus, in 2016, we designed a series of online hangouts for our country representatives all around the world to interact better among themselves... More
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Going back to YPARD’s roots (Revisiting the past, in the present, to see the way forward)

When you’re part of an international platform as vast as YPARD, it is seldom that you get the opportunity to visit the city, where YPARD was officially launched. Such was the privilege given to me to go to New Delhi and speak on behalf of the YPARD Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee at the Fourth International Agronomy Congress, where a Special... More
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Herrsching, you amazing and ridiculous place!

Herrsching, an amazing and ridiculous place! I mean, who would expect a lovely, small town to become a symbol of international friendship and cooperation for a whole bunch of young and innovative leaders?To answer that, I want to share some of my impressions from the 27th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth that took place in Herrsching am Ammersee in Germany... More
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Sharing with the world – inspired and motivated for the future

Where did this magical thing happen? In a small town in Germany, Herrsching am Ammersee, at the 27th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth. YPARD Europe had enabled spots for five YPARD members. But later on, we also met with YPARD Rwanda and Iran representatives as well as members from Bangladesh and Egypt. The event started in the best possible way.... More
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From Lomé’ s agricultural fair to "What's Up": when Togolese young professionals get together

In order to sensitize young people and get them interested in agriculture in Togo, YPARD Togo  participated in the International fair of Food and  Agriculture in Lomé "SIALO" from 19 to 23 August 2015, to CETEF TOGO , commonly known as 'Togo Fair 2000'. The fair was organized by "Centaure communication" and its partners under the high patronage of the Prime... More
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