When wearing my YPARD web and communications’ officer cap, I try to rather be a neutral moderator who, instead of saying her views, solicits other’s opinion with rather objective questions. I remove my cap for this following post and make it a bit more personal. Thoughts are my own. The World Food Prize 2011 is over...
- Former President Lula da Silva from Brazil and Former President J. A. Kufuor from Ghana seemed to have good reasons to be the 2011 Laureates; they addressed very inspiring speeches.
- We met a bunch of young people from the US, very enthusiastic about YPARD’s movement and willing to join the global community of youth in ARD, in order to share knowledge and experience with their peers all around the world and particularly in Developing countries.
- We interacted with many individuals and organizations supporters of the Youth! Some may target youngsters and students whereas YPARD focuses on people at the beginning of their career, but it might be the greatest aspect of it: we might be able to build partnerships in a way that there is continuity through the actions of the different stakeholders.
- We have been glad to receive the words of support of some private sectors leaders, sensitive to the importance of getting young people to express themselves all around the world and get attracted by agriculture!
- Let’s be optimistic and consider that we might all – at least people attending the WFP and people from the Development field – want to end hunger, yes!
- Now, what we need to measure is how much we all want to save our natural environment
- Then, do we agree on the solutions to preserving our environment; aren’t our positions opposing one another on HOW to preserve health and nature? I personally need to get clearer ideas on how much, new technologies in agriculture impact environment, and then measure the impacts of some current policies and business.
- Furthermore, aren’t differences of views on actions to be taken a threat for the success of acting-together?!
- Last but not least, aren’t political and social reasons and individual greediness, the major limitation to a joint effective action against hunger?