On September 23, 2021 world leaders gathered in New York City to discuss the challenges in our food systems. YPARD has had an active participation in the UNFSS 2021, as an example, in July, YPARD along with other youth organizations led an affiliated side session, "Tokenism or democratic representation? Commitments for Institutionalizing Youth Agency in Food Policy Spaces," for the UNFSS Pre-Summit.
The promotion policy for agri-food products has been consistent with its objectives. It has increased competitiveness of the sector and raised awareness of the high standards of EU products, especially in third markets.
For the Pre-COP in Italy, YPARD along with FAO and YOUNGO co-organized the Side Event “Creating a resilient livelihood for youth in small-scale food production.” The opening speakers emphasized the barriers to youth in agriculture, especially in small-scale production.
Unsafe food is a major threat to human health and economies globally. A new project has been kicked off to strengthen official food safety control and risk communication systems in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey.
YPARD is looking for a passionate and dedicated young professional to take up the position of YPARD representative in Niger.
To meet its goals, YPARD works with young professionals on a regional, national or local level to undertake activities at a more geographically appropriate level. YPARD is looking for a Nigerien representative to contribute actively to a growing YPARD and help YPARD achieve its ambitious goals.