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Impact of value addition on African agriculture

The world is facing a lot of challenges with food security as a result of climate change, low farm productivity and the global growing population despite advancements in technology. In Africa, we have a serious challenge confronting us known as post-harvest losses which account for more 30 percent of foods wasted according to the food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2013 reports.... More
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Filipino Farmers: A Dying Breed

            Philippines is considered as an agricultural country but despite its title, the number of people entering the industry is decreasing, mainly due to various stereotypes about farming like being a farmer is considered to be a low-class job and just for unfortunate people who can’t afford good education and wealthy lifestyle.        ... More
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A clearer pathway through mentorship

It started early this year with pre-summit webinars that I was connected to a dynamic network of young professionals in Agriculture from across Africa. Meeting YPARD staff and fellow YAW2017 delegates online was very exciting and I was fortunate to not have missed any webinar. From my point of view, it was that time that I got prepared for the summit and I... More
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My mentoring journey continues

“No man is capable of self-improvement if he sees no other model but himself” – Conrado I. Generoso. Until some months ago, I had always been content with the outcome of my efforts not because I had a heart of content. It was because I always looked within and had no standard to measure the outcome of my efforts. There was... More
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Improving the potatoes and banana value chains

As one of the outcome of the 2017 Young African Works Summit, there was creation of groups of peers from the same country to participate in a long-term cluster coaching sessions together. The YAW2017 Rwanda cluster led by Pacifique Nshimiyimana the founder of Real Green Gold and Clarisse Murekatete co-founder of Carl Group initiated the Farming & Agri-food Systems Connekt. The... More
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Welcome to an upgraded YPARD website

If you have visited the YPARD website this week, you will notice a new look to the site.If you haven't, I am referring to the look above. The reason for this new look is an upgrade of the YPARD website content management system from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. Despite being solely a website upgrade, we have done some few adjustments on the site to... More
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YPARD Nigeria visits IITA Agripreneurs

In line with two of its core objectives, that is to facilitate exchange of information and knowledge among young professionals across disciplines, professions, age and regions; and to promote agriculture among young people,  the Young Professionals Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) Nigeria, recently paid a visit to the IITA Young Agripreneurs at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)... More
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Empowering young farmers: IITA walk the talk

“I have started to realize the importance of youth in the future of a food-secure world… (and) no matter how many new seeds or crops we bring on the market, no matter how many new systems of irrigation, land and water use, cattle breeding systems, food storage improvements…, unless we have young people interested in… agriculture… it will all fail” dixit... More
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New Resources on: Climate Smart Agriculture | Smallholder Value Chains | Youth in Action

Centre for Sustainable Development's special June Newsletter on the Best New Resources for Adaptation, Resilience and Sustainability presents best international resources on climate change, climate smart agriculture, smallholder value chains, health and water. Centre for Sustainable Development encounters so many excellent nonprofit, climate change, DRR and development  resources that we periodically compile them in a special issue newsletter. Access and download these resources. June... More
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Role of Youth for A Cleaner and Greener Environment

As we saw in the past, there are many more rules, laws, conventions are made for protecting the environment but there is no effective implementation . For this implementation youth play a vital role. Young people constitute a large part of the world’s population and young people will have to live longer with the consequences of current environmental decisions than will... More
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