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Nanotechnology has the power to rethink what food or beverage can be or do. But what path do we want to take? INL invites stakeholders to food for thought with the periodic table on the table.

Nanotechnology is the Next Dimension. This emerging discipline represents a new dimension for scientists, industries and entrepreneurs. All of them will search into Nanotechnology for new applications and solutions to some of the big dilemmas of the humakind like the food Industry. In this aim NanoDigest has ambitions to debate the nano implementation into food traceability, sensory experience, flavors of data, new value chains (3D food printing ect.) and connection of health and food.

Only two weeks to go and the Committee for Food Security 43rd session kicks off in Rome Italy.  Under the theme Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition, the session looks at discussig and adopting policy discussions that will propel the sustainable agenda and the food security agenda Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition, including the Role of Livestock as well as Connecting Smallholders to Markets.

YPARD Nigeria and Tropentag cake photos

September seems to be the cakes month with YPARD Nigeria setting the ball rolling.On September 18th , the YPARD Nigeria team had a meetup at Agrihub Nigeria to mark the YPARD the 10years anniversary event under the theme “empowering youths in agriculture. They had a meet and greet with presentations and discussions on the challenges of youths in agriculture . This culminated in the cake cutting event. Read more on John Agboola commentary #YPARD10Years: The Formidable Platform of Young Professionals in Agriculture.

Youth at the Tropentag Conference 2016

Having long heard about YPARD, I felt the need to join them during at their participatory discussion. "Young Professional for Agricultural Research and Development", well known as YPARD, organized an interactive workshop this Monday morning on the theme "Mission 2026: acting now to support youth in agriculture". They posed a most important challenge: when looking back, what actions will the youth of tomorrow wish today´s environment-custodians had taken in order to improve the agricultural sector of 2026 and their place on it? 

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and its partners are looking for enthusiastic and engaging students and young professionals to be part of high-level discussions with the top leaders from different landscape sectors at the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). The YIL unites young innovators to develop real-world solutions to land use challenges in partnership with organisations working on the ground.