Youth were in the spotlight at the second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2). YPARD held observer status on the GCARD2 Organising Committee and brought a strong youth focus to the conference including the issues of attracting and retaining youth in agricultural careers, youth input in agricultural curriculum reform and engaging youth in foresight. Fresh perspectives on the conference discussions were brought through youth attendees and the team of young social reporters which set the tone for action on youth and agricultural development. YPARD was recognized as the youth mechanism of GCARD2 and for future youth empowerment, in the conclusion of GCARD2 sessions. Click download to access the document.