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Why are women so important to agriculture?

Education is the key to a successful society; If you educate a woman, you have an educated society. Imagine a planet where farmers, particularly the rural African women, learn, know how to and produce highly nutritious food. This would considerably bring positive impacts on health, nutrition and additionally increase farmer’s income. Women play a significant role in society, in food security;... More
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E-forum: Possible YouthInAg dynamics post COVID-19

On 21st of May 2020, YPARD Philippines hosted an E-Forum with the same title promoted on social media with the hashtag - #YouthInAgPostCOVID. This was organized in partnership with Dream Agritech Consultancy Services, and co-presented by YPARD Global and WhyFarm. The YPARD Steering Committee Chair, Marina Cherbonnier and the YPARD Director, Yemi Adeyeye alongside Alpha Sennon of WhyFarm served as guest... More
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Driving the food agenda: partnerships for a common goal

To enable young professionals as key influencers that drive sustainable food systems is a key role of YPARD as a global youth network. For this reason, YPARD interacts with different organizations that drive sustainable food agenda through their works.  The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) and the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Agrinatura) are two of YPARD’s partner that fall... More
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Highlights of the third global nutrition symposium 2019

Improving the livestock system is one of the ongoing global issues all around the world.  It serves as a mandatory subject in uplifting the economic standard of the country. It is imperative to bring livestock production to sustained development roads to extend our reach for improving human nutrition, health and incomes. There’s a need to intensify smallholders livestock systems with the... More
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Call for abstracts: YPARD Student Research Symposium, Kathmandu, Nepal

We are very pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for “YPARD Student Research Symposium” organized by YPARD Nepal in support of INGENAES, which will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu, Nepal. The #YPARDSymposium (short form and hashtag of YPARD Student Research Symposium) is designed to provide an opportunity for... More
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Motivating the youth for agricultural transformation

Young people want to be part of the policy discussion, programme development, implementation, working groups and dialogues that produce best practices and sustainable solutions to emerging global issues. YPARD – Young Professional for Agricultural Development is a name that echoes across continents, regions and countries of the World in promoting agriculture among youths through various strategies and approach. Having identified that... More
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YPARD Bangladesh initiates Agriculture for Nutrition (Ag4N) network

Nutrition and food security coupled with the growing global concern for sustainable agriculture has become the global challenge. To attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), malnutrition is thought to be the major hindrance. However, Bangladesh is trying to put priority into action on food and nutritional security and government and other NGOs and private organizations have through projects tried to address... More
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Youth as a catalyst for delivering on the SDGs – A connection we can’t afford to ignore

This year’s World Wildlife Day celebrates the theme ‘Listen to the Young Voices’. Its message is to mobilize the positive energy of the planet’s youth to call attention to the threats to wildlife. These include over-exploitation poaching or illicit trafficking. Engaging ‘Youth as agents of change’ to improve the world for our wildlife is a powerful message. We see many examples of the positive... More
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From Malawi to Kigali; My Young Africa Works Summit experience

The second edition of The MasterCard Foundation Young Africa Works Summit took place in Kigali, Rwanda and I was fortunate to be among the youth delegates selected to attend. The summit that brought close to 300 participants including 47 young people aimed at finding ways to achieve sustainable and meaningful livelihoods for the youth in the Agriculture sector by engaging the... More
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Learning from sharing: Cross-talk between gender, nutrition and agriculture extension

When I was selected to attend the Regional Symposium on ‘Integrating Gender & Nutrition in Ag Extension’, I had no idea it was about. I was thinking that it was going to be one of those types of events that I would have to join and only listen, but ultimately I was wrong! The entire event was full of Inspiration and... More
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Regional symposium to scale up nutrition integration in agricultural extension

In 2016, I got to know about the Integrating Gender and Nutrition in Agriculture Extension (INGENAES) through the workshop: Organizational Capacity Building Training for INGEAES partner NGOs which was held on 18th-21st July 2016 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Attending this event opened YPARD Nepal’s door to support its initiative for developing a strong network among the NGOs working in... More
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Young agriculturalists propose their agenda for healthy diets

Eight universities from Brazil, Ghana, Morocco, Thailand, Norway, USA, Italy and Belgium took part in the Student Interactive Session during the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition. This was held at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)’s Headquarters, in November 2016. The students expressed their concern with the current food systems, particularly impacted by... More
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Nutrition and Food Security Key to Hunger Reduction

From November 9th to 11th, 2016, the City of Calabar in Nigeria played host to industry players in agriculture, health and nutrition from different countries that converged for the 2016 Nutritious Food Fair. The three-day event organised by HarvestPlus Nigeria and partners brought together close to 5,000 stakeholders in International and National Research Institutions, involved in Agriculture, Health, Education, Science and... More
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Growing the Future

October 20, 2007 will forever be in my history book. The day marks the moment of truth of my life. It was a sunny day. My family had just returned from farm very early this time. By12:00pm, the family was already home. Very unusual of the African farmer isn`t it? Don`t mind me! I mean I was expecting them in the... More
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Facing Challenges

Most people assume that social media sharing is easy, but indeed it requires quite a bit of effort to do more than share every blog post on social media.  There are tons of opportunities to promote your blog, ideas, or business on every one of the social networks, but for most people it’s not available for them to use. Social media... More
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#CFS43 - Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

Did you know small farmers are producing 70% of the world food? However and despite many efforts, agriculture worldwide remains synonym of poverty. This can’t continue if we really want to achieve Food Security and Sustainability for 2030. Young people, today more than ever, are called to action. We have the energy, passion and creativity to re-shape our current food system,... More
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Eradicating youth poverty through agricultural production? The role of foresight

Getting rid of extreme poverty and hunger have always been at the centre of the global development goals. These goals appeared as number one on the list of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the precursor of the current Sustainable Development goals (SDGs). On the SDGs list, they are number 1 and 2 among the issues the global community is committed... More
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A network that grows proves the need for its existence

2016’s 10year celebrations of the young professionals for agricultural development’s network (YPARD) are generating a series of festivities online and on the ground, all around the world and throughout the year. The third Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) offered the floor for the YPARD’s global face-to-face anniversary. A hundred of people – young and senior – from every... More
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A central stage for the youth, for World Food Security

Youth had an unprecedented central stage at the 42nd Committee on World Food Security. For the first time talent development and the role of youth in food security was explored in the Committee for Food Security (CFS). YPARD played a strong role in framing two side events that brought strong youth innovators to the sessions and encouraged member states to give more... More
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Madagascar 2030: a new conference for university leadership in development

“Ho avy” is the Malagasy word for “future”, yet when a social scientist recently asked a farmer in southwestern Madagascar’s spiny forest region what she thinks about the future, her reply was “we don’t”. We are on a mission to change this at a systemic level, and as YPARD recognizes, that means focusing on youth. This past September, our small NGO,... More
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