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YPARD Europe science slam - Empowering the next generation of change-makers in Danube region

YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Development) has a long-standing collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). CZU has been hosting YPARD Europe coordination unit since 2016 and has worked for a stronger youth focus and engagement in agriculture in the region.  CZU also serves as a hosting place for the CASEE Secretariat. This year, CZU will be... More
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Empowering young farmers through the YPARD Uganda Café

From the Central to the West, to the North and the East, the YPARD Café caravan traversed Uganda with the main aim of empowering and training young farmers to be incorporated into the food value chain systems to foster food security across Uganda and Africa as a whole. On 22nd January 2021, the bus was set for Kagadi District in the... More
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Youth4Nature joins Youth In Landscapes Initiative

BONN, Germany (26 January 2021) – Youth-led international environmental organization Youth4Nature (Y4N) has just become the latest member of the Youth In Landscapes Initiative (YIL) steering committee, thus expanding both organizations’ networks while offering valuable opportunities for collaboration, mutual learning and growth. YIL is the youth arm of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), which is made up of a movement of... More
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Call for applications: YPARD Director

The GFRAS-YPARD joint secretariat is seeking a proactive, flexible, independent and innovative director to lead the youth network. The mission of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realize their full potential towards sustainable food systems. This position will be based at Czech University of Life... More
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Get to know - Hynek Roubík, young expert and enthusiasts in agriculture

In YPARD, we believe in the power of young professionals within the agricultural field. Our future is in their hands and it is very important to keep our youth encouraged. Today, I would like to introduce you to Dr. Hynek Roubík, an expert in organic waste management and sustainable technologies and second-youngest member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and... More
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“Make agriculture sexy again” – interview with Hynek Roubík, a young Czech expert in waste management

Meet Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ph.D. a successful graduate of the Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences (FTA) at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), leader of Biogas Research Team and agriculture enthusiast with a passion for his work. Hynek focuses mainly on organic waste management and is the author of several successful research thesis. As a young professional just 30 years... More
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When you think of a university, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

For me, I think, science, career, study programs, faculties and of course the student life. I never stop to think about the impact and activities of a higher education institution outside of the scientific/academic aspects. I guess this was the thought of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), my home away from home for the past six years, as... More
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The AgriTech project: YPARD Armenia global café

“Nation in Action started active involvement in Armenian AgriTech Sector since 2019”, says Hovhannes Yeritsyan, the founder of the project at the YPARD Global Café Yerevan, on November 29, 2020. More than 25 young professionals gathered to learn and share practice on the development of environmentally friendly and modern agriculture, on stable income and financial security. Nation in Action is a... More
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The GYOOGH project at the YPARD Armenia Café

One of the most joyful projects that were presented at the YPARD Global Café Yerevan was the Gyoogh project which is being implemented by the young and active people. Anna Danielyan who is a cofounder of this active project presented the objectives of their initiative. Gyoogh organizes unique village tours, quests, intellectual games for tourists and locals, in partnership with people... More
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Cross-Border Alliance for Climate-Smart and Green Agriculture in the Black Sea Basin (AGREEN)

Within the framework of the first YPARD Global Café Yerevan organized on the 29th of November 2020, we were pleased to host the AGREEN project and one of the program coordinators Lilit Avdalyan. From her interactive presentation, one could learn that the AGREEN project promotes the concept for climate-smart agriculture (CAS) as an approach for developing agricultural strategies to secure sustainable... More
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YPARD Armenia Café and the IRIS Business Incubator

IRIS Business Incubator was the best host for the YPARD Global Café Yerevan on November 29th, 2020. YPARD Yerevan chose the IRIS Business Incubator for the meeting to showcase how small ideas become great businesses. The Coordinator of IRIS Narine Terzyan had a presentation on their previously implemented projects and informed the participants about the current opportunities suggested by the business... More
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2020 has yielded to 2021: This, I celebrate

Dear friends and colleagues,  2020 is a year that leaves unforgettable marks. Many of us will remember it for many different reasons. A year that has taken so much. A year that has given so much. I believe that it is OK to grieve and celebrate its passing – however, we feel.   2020 has yielded to 2021. This, I celebrate. YPARD... More
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The Impact of COVID-19 on World Food Security

The pandemic of COVID-19 has affected the availability of food worldwide. Due to the restrictions imposed, supply chains have been interrupted, exports have been banned by some countries, catering facilities have been closed and unemployment has risen. The world agricultural system has not been prepared for this unexpected situation and therefore it must be adapted. At the same time, this opens... More
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Pursuing agriculture as a career – my story

“Before I got to know what agriculture really was, I never imagined I could be a part of it”... I have always been connected to the world of nature. Since I was a small kid, I loved exploring flowers, trees and even the smallest insects in the soil. I was excited about every single butterfly or an earthworm. My hands were... More
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IVSA Paklihawa – YPARD Nepal: One Health Webinar Series

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the One Health concept is defined as a collaborative, multisectoral, and interdisciplinary approach at the local, regional, national, and global levels to working towards the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes, recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. This concept is the key to a safe and sustained... More
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Youth engagement in agriculture post-Covid 19: challenges and opportunities

On November 26, 2020, the YPARD Albania team consisting of Bledar Meta, Elda Muço and Benard Limani, held an online activity with the theme "Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Agriculture Post-Covid 19, Challenges and Opportunities". This online activity was held on the Zoom platform and was moderated by Elda Muço and Bledar Meta. In this activity, YPARD and YPARD Albania were... More
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Youth as viable pillars of agribusiness growth in Nigeria

YPARD Nigeria hosted the Global Café across Nigeria in different locations in December of 2020. The South West episode held in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 19th of December 2020 in the University of Ibadan-Nigeria. The YPARD Café event which was themed Youth engagement in Agribusiness: Post-COVID-19 brought together 26 young professionals and agribusiness enthusiasts and was well attended with COVID-19... More
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YPARD Café Peru –Resilience and innovation stories by young entrepreneurs through pandemics

Young leaders shared their stories of resilience and innovation at the very first YPARD Café Youth & Inclusive Business: Fostering opportunities at the new normal, held the 29th of November by YPARD Chapter Peru, in this context we could think about the impacts of COVID- 19 pandemics on agribusiness value chains, how organizations are getting over those difficulties and also improving... More
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Global YPARD Café in Rwanda: Insights and highlights

On 12th December 2020, YPARD Rwanda Chapter in partnership with Alliance for Science Rwanda YPARD has run YPARD Global Café in Rwanda via zoom meeting and live-streamed through social media as part of avoiding the spread of COVID-19. On the Global YPARD Café in Rwanda discussion panel, the event went online with 5 panellists. Pacifique Nshimyimana who moderated the event started... More
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YPARD Nigeria Café: Youth engagement in agribusiness post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global food emergency that could have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of children and adults. The soaring high prices of food and unavailability of our staple food here in Africa is a nightmare. This is due mostly to a lack of access to food – as incomes fall, remittances are lost, and in some... More
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