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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - June

TROPENTAG 2018: YPARD call for expression of interest

Each year, YPARD takes part in the annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development “ Tropentag ” with an interactive workshop. See below details on how to join this years' Tropentag pre-conference workshop.

Welcoming YPARD Solomon Islands country representative: Hika Joseph

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Solomon Islands country representative, Hika Joseph, a graduate from the University of the South Pacific with a Bachelors degree in Management, Public Administration and  Economics.

Call for applications : Youth in Landscapes network intern

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) - a partnership for young landscape leaders currently coordinated by the YPARD, IFSA and GAEA - is looking for an intern. The select candidate will facilitate the growth of the network through community building, promotion and ensuring that YIL programs serve the broader youth community through working with the Global Landscapes Forum Youth Coordinator.

Ensuring that investments by and for youth in agriculture will come of age

With young people being overrepresented among the unemployed and farmers growing older, calls for investments in youth are proliferating to ensure food security for future generations. Discover this new tool by FAO that seeks to assess and strengthen capacities for organizations to support youth in agriculture.

YPARD Africa: The untold YPARDian stories

Are you an innovative young professional in agriculture who is involved in any interesting agri-food systems initiative in Africa consequently challenging the status-quo? Take part in this Ag Innovation showcase by submitting a three-minute video portraying your own experience in engaging in any aspect of agriculture .


YPARD Benin: Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st century: un rendez-vous du manioc.

La République du Bénin a abrité l'une des plus grandes réunions scientifiques axées sur le manioc sous le thème : La transformation du manioc en Afrique.

YPARD France : Call for a country representative

YPARD France is looking for a young, innovative and fresh spirited professional to take on the role of a Country Representative (CR) and continue its work on youth in agriculture.

YPARD Uganda: Boosting business opportunities in Eastern Uganda

YPARD Uganda representative, Paul Zaake, reports from his participation in the recent Teso Entrepreneurship Forum. The forum, organized by Matunda Hub, brought together more than 150 participants with a mission of supporting rural and urban youth in developing successful agribusinesses.

YPARD Nepal:  An innovative lab for development ideas

YPARD Nepal member, Bikram Nepali, tells us more from his particiaption at the UNLEASH-2018 event in Singapore. The event hosted a thousand talents from one hundred and eight different countries and brought together people from different cultures to discuss ideas that will aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organic agriculture training at BOKU University

YPARD Armenia communications officer, Astghik Sahakyan, recently participated in an organic agriculture training funded by the  Building Organic Agriculture in Armenia (BOAA) project and narrates her expirience.


Young people and family farming

Family farming organizations have prioritized youth during the IYFF-2014 and with greater emphasis in the IYFF +10. This document summarises the youth and family farming study carried out by the World Rural Forum (WRF). The study, drawn upon the basis of a questionnaire sent to members of the WRF network and the YPARD network, aims to continue brainstorming ideas in the debate and creation of strategies to link young people (men and women) to family farming, especially in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028).