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On Finding Knowledge in the Most Unexpected Places

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months, Jax, Anil, Nikki, Lillian, Jony, and Kellyann have taken what they learned... More
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Tell us about your experience of youth empowerment in family farming!

I am happy to inform you that there is an ongoing study on Youth and Family Farming, from the World Rural Forum, carried out by the Universitat Politècnica de València. The geographical scope of the study is global and the main point is to draw up a diagnosis of the current situation and to collect experiences on youth and family farming.... More
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Are you a Tree-Hugger? Have your picture displayed during the World Forestry Congress!

Do you care about forests and climate change? Are you passionate about animals and plants? Would you stand up for your friends´future? This is your opportunity to contribute to the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC) Youth Program, which will be held in Durban, South Africa from the 7th until the 11th of September, 2015. 2015 WFC - Youth on the Spotlight... More
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Mentoring changes lives in Uganda

Otim Joseph was just two years old when the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency began to decimate the forests and farms of Uganda. Once the war subsided, in 2005-6, the battle against the effects of climate change -- poor harvests and erratic rainfall -- contributed to a general sense of hopelessness in his community. Meanwhile, in 2006, unbeknownst to him, Uganda-based... More
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YPARD Pakistan promotes Youth Key Role for Environmental Sustainability during the World Environment Day

Conserving a clean and healthy environment for all Pakistanis has been the main’s day issue. In our daily lives, we are starting to face some problems that our past generations did not have. Nowadays, no one is free from getting ill by consuming water which is impure or getting no water at all due to lack of rain. Besides this, the population’s rate... More
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Pakistan LR Team Hyderabad promotes YPARD in the Farmers Festival at Sindh Agriculture University

YPARD Pakistan LR Team Hyderabad visited the mega event of Hari Mela (Farmers’ Festival), organized by the Sindh Agriculture University in the town of Tando Jam in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). YPARD-Pakistan LR Hyderabad, Mr. Abdul Sattar, along with Mr. Abdul Jabbar (CEO of Al Mehran Rural Development Organization) and Rafique Wassan (LR –Communication & Fundraising) attended... More
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Opportunities and perceptions: Key to foster youth in agriculture

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people do not recognize." Ann Landers. Opportunities lies in problems, perceptions are mere feelings towards problems. Passing over opportunities repeatedly makes one poor. Then, let’s explore few opportunities and perceptions together. To have an occasion in agriculture or agribusiness does not just mean using hoes and cutlasses to sow the seeds in... More
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Welcoming YPARD Pakistan representative: Shahla Salah

We are delighted to welcome YPARD Representative for Pakistan: Shahla Salah Shahla is a brilliant, energetic, passionate and inspiring young woman in Agriculture.  She tells us more about her and addresses this message: “I belong to the valley of greenery field of rice wheat, sugarcane, maize, fruits, fountain & endless mountains. I still remember those innocent days of my childhood when I was... More
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If the world is not a plate, but round, why not keep it round?

Plants are feeding the world and without (modern) agriculture the world could feed only 4 million people. But will we find the solution for feeding 9.5 billion people in 2050? It seems that intensifica­tion is not the answer, as enough food is produced globally, natural resources are getting scarcer and the current status of human food security is highly controversial: about... More
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Welcoming YPARD new Country Representative for Switzerland : Rahel Wyss !

YPARD is delighted to welcome Rahel Wyss as the new Country Representative for Switzerland. Because of new intense professional paths, Johanna has decided to hand over her role as YPARD Switzerland representative to another Young Professional. Read her testimonial about her experience with YPARD. Rahel Wyss has been already fully involved with YPARD in Switzerland; she substituted Johanna at a SFIAR... More
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Investing in Youth

This article "Investing in youth", by Courtney Paisley, YPARD, was published in the @FARMLETTER of April 2013, the newsletter of World Farmers'Organisation, p.19. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” Socrates We invest in something to enable it to grow.  Yet, in practice, investment is made in... More
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SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING IN IAAS RAMPUR, CHITWAN

Training on Social Media for Bridging Urban and Rural Youth has been successfully completed on May 12, 2013 at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, (IAAS) Rampur campus in Chitwan, Nepal with more than 40 undergraduates of Agriculture and Veterinary Science as participants. The aim of the training was to provide knowledge about social media and its wise application and bridge... More
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