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What about this "Showcase"?

Young Professionals' Showcase Room is a space where portraits of Active and Inspirational Young Professionals in Agricultural Development are displayed. You also would like to tell your story? Register and contact us!

What is the purpose of this and what do you gain from it?

YPARD team believes that sharing experience enables:

  • informing on good practices and lessons learned
  • generating thoughts and ideas for optimizing activities
  • inspiring each other for more innovation and entrepreneurship
  • ...and more!

Showcase Room

  • Patrice, from Cameroon

    « To me, the first benefit expected from discussions about youth in Agricultural Research for Development is sharing experiences and validating observations and hypothesis: are difficulties met by the youth in different regions of the world the same? If so, are the solutions to these issues specific to their context or can we find transversal elements?"
  • Julius, from Nigeria

    "During the conference I tried visiting the YPARD booth and see what was going on. There I met and spoke with people, young and old who came around. From my discussion with people, I discovered that the fears that motivated and justified the incorporation of YPARD are real and have a global reach."
  • Maxwell, from Malawi

    "I was sponsored by YPARD to attend the CGIAR Science Forum 2011 in Beijing. As a young researcher this gave me the opportunity to express my views on the future of agricultural research at both global and regional levels."
  • Darlington, from Zambia

    "My long term benefits as YPARD members? First and for most I have created a link with other agricultural extension experts through YPARD e-discussions. This will help me continue interacting with them even after the e-discussions."
  • Erina, from Uganda

    "I am adventurous and like participating in activities that make a difference in society. In two months of joining YPARD, I got to achieve some of my aspirations. This was in capacity as one of the 12 YPARD representatives at the CGIAR Science Forum in Beijing."
  • Andrea, from Colombia

    When you interview a young professional in ARD, you can feel his/her great energy, desires, ideas, projects, and dreams that they share with you so spontaneously. This experience let you know that there are young people out there that are committed and thinking in how to make possible a better live, a better planet for their country, their region.
  • Nawsheen, from Mauritius

    'As a youth in agriculture, YPARD has given me the opportunity to share my ideas on issues related to youth and agriculture on their platform through articles and discussion forums. I have been able to connect with other youths from different countries and backgrounds who have same objective as me, and together, we have been able to voice our opinions on subjects that matter to us to Policy makers at International Conferences.'

  • Machteld, The Netherlands

    I feel that YPARD is opening doors for young researchers all over the world. Their access and exchange of information, network and opportunities between global young professionals is crucial for present and future agricultural developments and policies. YPARD as an international knowledge network offers room for young professionals to voice their ideas which otherwise might not have been heard.
  • “Tener un excelente mentor, innovar, aprender y mejorar cada día, claves en el desarrollo de cualquier investigador”

    Así responde Édgar Torres cuando se le pregunta por el camino que ha recorrido desde su llegada al CIAT, hace poco más de 10 años, inicialmente para trabajar como enlace entre el Fondo Latinoamericano para Arroz de Riego (FLAR) y la Fundación Nacional del Arroz (Fundarroz), entidad nacional arrocera de Venezuela; hasta su actual responsabilidad como fitomejorador en el programa de Arroz del CIAT.