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Buenas noticias, formalmente ya somos parte del Comité de FORAGRO

Con estas palabras resumió el investigador peruano Luis Suárez, el positivo balance de su participación, en nombre de YPARD-LAC, en la décima reunión de Consejo Ejecutivo de FORAGRO realizado los días 21 y 22 de septiembre en Lima, Perú. Esta reunión tuvo como doble objetivo principal tanto prepararse para participar en la reunión del GCARD que tendrá lugar en Montevideo, Uruguay... More
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YPARD at The World Food Prize – focusing on “the Next Generation”!

YPARD will be attending The World Food Prize in conjunction with the “Borlaug Dialogue international symposium on “The Next Generation” and the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, from October 12 to 15, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa.   The World Food Prize is an international award given to those whose work has significantly improved food quality, quantity or availability. The World... More
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Giving a voice to young professionals through YPARD agricultural on-line events - Agriknowledge Share Fair 2011, Rome

Summary of YPARD's session on "Giving a voice to young professionals through YPARD agricultural on-line events" at Knowledge Share Fair I was rather delighted to head to my session with, fresh in mind, one of the last advices from the « Communities of Practice clinic » that I was just leaving: « First of all, launch informal discussions with people you envisage... More
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The Mapping Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs takes place in Kenya

Having been involved in more than one mapping project involving youth, I have always felt a missing component, that of helping youth use the skills they acquire to make a living. I always felt that empowering youth to get out and source for themselves is key. Being the representative of YPARD in Kenya, this was an opportunity for me to assist... More
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The Mapping Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs takes place in Kenya

Having been involved in more than one mapping project involving youth, I have always felt a missing component, that of helping youth use the skills they acquire to make a living. I always felt that empowering youth to get out and source for themselves is key. Being the representative of YPARD in Kenya, this was an opportunity for me to assist... More
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Demonstration in extension and advisory services

Demonstration in extension and rural advisory services   By Raymond Erick Zvavanyange   Key message The article offers practitioners the recommendation to revisit demonstration in extension and rural advisory service delivery.   A fundamental missing In preparation of my contribution to the YPARD/GFRAS e-discussion on extension/rural advisory services and young professionals, I re-read my previous article titled “Fundamentals of Agricultural Extension”... More
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“La idea es buena, pero qué gano yo, concretamente hablando, si me uno a YPARD-LAC?”

 Esta fue la primera pregunta que recibimos tras presentar YPARD-LAC ante un grupo de 25 estudiantes de primer semestre de maestría en ciencias agrícolas de una universidad pública en Colombia. La primera pregunta de la primera visita que hacemos a una universidad, con el ánimo de empezar a incrementar el número de integrantes de nuestra red en YPARD-LAC, nos llevó a... More
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Access to information at the door steps; the story of Nteletsa 2 Telecentres in Botswana

Introduction: The blog is a collection in a series which are part of the Study Tour which Zambia Telecentre Network selected team of Four undertook to Botswana in August,2011,with support from Southern Africa Telecentre Network to learn and exchange the use of ICTs in the country and its connection to livestock and agriclture. Nteletsa is a Tseswana word that means ‘call... More
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Niche Learners and Learning Institutions

Niche, Learners and Learning Institutions By Raymond Erick Zvavanyange   Key Message  The short article suggests basic advice for learners. The aim is to inspire readers to grasp the role of learning institutions as they seek to discover, fit and “enjoy” their niche.   Learning Cycles, Behavior and Networks Learners go through many phases in learning processes. Upon completion of studies,... More
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L'avenir du développement rural en Europe

J'ai eu l'occasion d'interviewer un certain temps pour mes recherches de doctorat Campli Mario, le président de la "Agriculture, développement rural et environnement" section au sein du Comité économique et social européen. Je lui ai proposé quelques questions intrigantes et il a répondu avec un ensemble de réponses intrigantes ainsi. 1. Comment peut la régulation du marché européen fournir un appui aux agriculteurs et àl'environnement des entreprises locales? Indirectement, si l'on arrive à configurer un marché équilibré e à sauvegarder les... More
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Preparing the workshop on “Young scientist for Agricultural Development in Vietnam”, 16 September 2011

For increasing and confident the relationship in study and research of young scientists, the Research institute for Biotechnology and Environment belonging to Nong Lam University is organizing a workshop on “Young scientist for Agricultural Development in Vietnam” on 16 September, 2011 in association with Young Professional Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD). The workshop program will include research and keynote,... More
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Mapping training for young agricultural graduates, 29th August- 2nd September 2011, now underway in Kenya

The Kenya mapping workshop is underway, with 30 young professionals excitedly learning GIS skills to become more competitive in the field of ARD.  Attendees come from many different parts of Kenya, from the capital Nairobi, to the Western region in the town of Eldoret to the northern region, in Mandera.  Several expectations from the training were expressed at the beginning, ranging... More
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Qu’est-ce qu’un « jeune » agriculteur ?

  Jean-Michel Schaeffer     Tuo Lacina     Sok Sotha J’aimerais revenir sur une question que je me suis posé quand j’ai participé au G120 à la fin du mois de juin : comment les différentes régions du monde appréhendent-elles le concept de « jeune » en agriculture ? Un des organisateurs français du G120 était le syndicat Jeunes Agriculteurs, dont  les membres sont... More
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Leveraging African Research Output in Global Research Platforms

Leveraging African Research Output on Global Research Platforms  Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road 402 Taichung Taiwan, R.O.C   Key Message This article focuses on the African research agenda with the objective of stimulating debate on how to leverage research output by African academia in the global research platforms.   Introduction A quick glance at available... More
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Opportunistic priorities hindering progress in Ecoagriculture

Opportunistic priorities hindering progress in Ecoagriculture  Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road Taichung 402 Taiwan, R.O.C   Key Message The article discusses two aspects in the ecoagriculture strategy: key points needed to make the ecoagriculture strategy successful and the missing links in realization of this strategy.      Introduction The world population continues to grow unabated... More
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What is a “young” farmer?

  Jean-Michel Schaeffer     Tuo Lacina     Sok Sotha I would like to reflect on a question which I asked myself when I participated in the G120 at the end of June: how do different regions of the world envisage the concept of “youth” in agriculture? One of the French organizers of the G120 was the farmers’ union Jeunes... More
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'Re-inventing the wheel: Principles in Scientific Research'

Key Message: The article looks at what makes researchers who they are in view of the countless hours spent in rigorous scientific debates, experiment, practice, inquiry, and solitary periods putting ideas together to form a cohesive idea. The article can be read here. 
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Paradigm Shift for Young Agriculture Professionals

Paradigm Shift for Young Agriculture Professionals Raymond Erick Zvavanyange1 and Jami Willard2 1National Chung Hsing University 250 Kuo Kuang Road 402 Taichung Taiwan 2 Yakima Washington USA Abstract This article reviews global study and employment opportunities for young professionals from an agricultural perspective. How can young professionals in every territory and nation get hold of the opportunities they desire? How can... More
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YPARD LAC presente en el Taller de consulta regional para América Latina

Alianza de la red YPARD LAC con la Unión Europea, una nueva oportunidad para trabajar por el desarrollo de América Latina Participar activamente en eventos que posibiliten y propendan por un rol más activo y decisivo por parte de los jóvenes en el desarrollo de América Latina (AL), es uno de los objetivos clave de YPARD LAC en este 2011. De... More
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Greetings from China

Hi, everyone. Glad to join the party! It will be a wonderful and excellent place to share and communicate with fellow professionals, let's involve more of us! I come from Beijing, China. Now a research assistant in Chinese Acedemy of Agricultural Sciencs. Mainly on food security and poverty reduction. I'll start with China, try to let more and more young researchers... More
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