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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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What next for YPARD's mentoring programs?

UPDATE: Please read the mentoring evaluation report at: http://www.ypard.net/resources/equipping-young-people-make-change-agriculture John Dewey once said: "We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." The YPARD members who have been actively involved in piloting a number of mentoring programs over the past 12 months have now entered a period of reflection - on their achievements, challenges and lessons learned. In the spirit of collective... More
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Webinar Alert! Is a picture worth a thousand words?

"What's easier than uploading a picture online", you say? And indeed, we *all* think we rock at it...but let's be honest: we don't...Do you have an eye for quality pictures? Do you know how to resize them without distorting them? Do you know that there are a number of rules and rights around pictures that you should not deny...  Join the... More
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Webinar: A very different approach to publishing agricultural research

Open access has been a positive force in scientific publishing.  But, the removal of paywalls and restrictive licencing are not the only issues that need to be tackled; unnecessary delays to publication, irreproducible findings, publication biases, and poor access to underlying data and code also need to be addressed. This is especially important in agriculture and nutrition research where quick, unrestricted... More
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EduMala as a Turning Point

I heard a story about life which is like a road and you need to walk alone. Other may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. Let's imagine about the opportunity, when someone guides you to make things as easy as possible. You will be thrilled, right? I feel myself a very fortune girl to be... More
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Youths in Tomato Production and Processing: The Highlight of TOPAN's Progress

Tomato production remains one of the less stressful and most lucrative agribusiness for young people to invest in because of its high nutritional values which increases demand among household across the country.2015 experienced a rise in the demand of tomatoes against the supply across all the notable markets in Nigeria, especially Mile12 and Idi-Oro market in Lagos State.The Tomatoes and Orchard... More
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Registering my company and attending conferences: How my mentor has helped me shine

The mentorship I have received from Dr. Franklin Simtowe is beyond measure. He has been an outstanding mentor and his contribution to my life is evident. It is good to note that Dr. Franklin and I have had all our monthly meetings face to face, with regular communication via email, text messages, WhatsApp and direct calls. During our first meeting, we... More
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Face to Face Mentorship On a School Conservation Project

My face to face mentorship took off from the lowest part of Kenya Diani -33km from Mombasa - to the highest peak at Mt. Kenya on the leeward side Nanyuki . A distance of 689km  google maps  by road, this was an exciting trip as my mentor  Patricia wangui and I have been having our progress updates session remotely via skype... More
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How mentoring has helped me expand my animal feed business

Samwel Gatimu Murage Before I joined YPARD, I was working in animal feed formulation and production, hay and livestock keeping. I remember my dad’s reaction (he’s a dairy farmer) to my first dairy meal product: He couldn’t believe the improvement the meal made to dairy production at our farm. I never thought I would grow my company, Lesah farm, into a... More
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Principles of fundraising webinar: Does money make the world go round?

by Jolan van Herwaarden               Update, 5 Nov. 2015: The webinar about the principles of fundraising is now closed. Watch the recorded webinar. Learn more about Jolan, our Expert Guest from The Resource Alliance, below. Money makes the world go round, right? Well, maybe that is not entirely true (I personally think it is Empathy but let’s not... More
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Food insecurity and post-harvest losses

Today one of the main global challenges is how to ensure food security for a world growing population whilst ensuring long-term sustainable development. According to the FAO food production need to grow by 70 percent to feed world population which will reach 9 billion by 2050.Further trends like increasing urban population, shift of lifestyle and diet patterns of the rising middle... More
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Mentee turned mentor: My experience as a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi

When I was invited by my mentor Dr. Felister Nzuve to be a visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi, I was at first hesitant. I had never taken on that kind of responsibility before and I found it invigorating. The experience took me back to my undergraduate years: how helpless I felt then with little to no professional guidance or... More
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Mentoring youth in agriculture right from the farm

It's been two months since Noah M. M. Nasiali and Julius Makanga embarked in their YPARD mentor/mentee relationship. Learning from each other doesn't only imply long discussions - it means observing, testing and experiencing together.Noah invited Julius to his business - Nasco Farm Fresh - for their first "one on one" meeting - a crucial milestone in YPARD mentoring program. This... More
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YPARD Kenya Grateful for YPARD Pilot Mentoring Workshop & Programme

YPARD Kenya was proud to host the pilot Mentorship Programme on 4 – 6 June, 2015 at Desmond Tutu Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya convened by YPARD Global Coordination Unit in collaboration with AWARD. The programme saw the convening of 15 mentors and 15 mentees from all over the country as well as from diverse sectors and institutions. The mentors and... More
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I pledge to plant a tree as a legacy for a sustainable future

World Environment Day (WED) 2015 I believe that children and young persons should take action in their communities,villages,cities and that they can become critical drivers for change. Individuals should be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that help protect, maintain and give back to the environment in which we all rely on for our survival. World Environment Day is a United Nations... More
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Infographic: Who applied for the mentoring program?

YPARD's pilot mentoring program will kick off in just under a month in Nairobi, Kenya.  We received some great applications - here's a breakdown in a lovely infographic. Stay tuned at www.ypard.net/mentoring as we'll be announcing the names of our pilot participants very soon!  
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Marking IYFF14 campaign through Photography

On the occasion of the World International Youth Day and the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF14), YPARD Nepal launched at a national level the “Family farming photo contest.” Besides this, an offline program was conducted in the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Rampur, Chitwan. The motive of the program was none other than to mark the importance of family... More
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