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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - February

Dryland agrifood, youth research and the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals

From February 14 th to 16 th, over 130 participants from 25 countries gathered in Addis Ababa to confirm partners and priorities at the launch meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). The YPARD director, Courtney Paisley, was in attendance and she reports on the meeting proceedings.

Welcoming the new YPARD Nepal representative: Abhishek Khadka

Welcoming the new YPARD Nigeria representative: Eric Nyikwagh

Welcoming the new YPARD Nepal communications focal point: Nikita Bhusal

Migration is not a one-way street

Today’s youth have experienced more rapid change than any previous generation. YPARD Director, Courtney Paisley, shares some insights on youth and migration in line with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs blog series ahead of the 2018 Global Food Security Symposium.


YPARD Nigeria: Blending social media with agribusinesses

Discover YPARD Nigeria GoGreen Africa Initiative a Pan African campaign with the goal of transforming the agricultural landscape on the continent.

YPARD Burkina Faso: Une rencontre pour mieux cadrer les activités et les objectifs annuels

Yam-Pukri a accueilli le samedi 03 février 2018 les membres de YPARD Burkina pour leur première rencontre annuelle. Cette rencontre de YPARD Burkina Faso, avait pour objectif de faire le bilan des deux années d’actions de l’association, de valider et d’adopter les projets de documents.

YPARD Moldova: Working across sectors to halt deforestation

As a youth delegate, YPARD Moldova country representative got an opportunity to represent her chapter and YPARD Europe at the youth uniting sectors to halt deforestation capacity development workshop and conference organized by IFSA, GLF and FAO.

YPARD Serbia:Youth in agriculture story

The chapter maps various organizations, movements and associations helping young people contribute to agricultural progress in the country.

YPARD South Africa: Youth connected to halt deforestation!

“Question your answers” – Jeffrey Campbell, Manager of Forest and Farm Facility at FAO The halting deforestation conference commenced his talk with young people across at the halting deforestation workshop in Rome. Tokelo Shai, one youth delegate shares the proceedings from the workshop.

YPARD Netherlands agri(re)solutions - starting 2018 with the right foot

Every January, New Year resolutions storm our brain as we try to prioritize efforts, plans, and ambitions. The  YPARD Netherlands working team used the opportunity to ask themselves some pertinent questions like; What are the young professionals in agriculture up to? What are their needs? 


Stepping out boldly into the bright future

Pilirani Khoza, a Young Africa Works Summit mentee, tells us more about the progress of her initiatives for young people in agriculture as well as the proceedings from her participation at the recent Living Territories 2018 conference.

What is mentoring about?

In January, YPARD Frace and YPARD Serbia conceived and put in place an on-site mentoring program along with the Living Territories conference. The two country representatives share with us what they learned from this experience.

The key to career success for youth transformation

In February 2017, forty-seven African youth attended the MasterCard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Summit (YAW2017) in Kigali, Rwanda. Fourteen of those youth delegates were selected to receive 12 months of mentoring from senior delegates attending the Summit. Jabulani Nyegere, one of the mentees, takes us through the relationship with his mentor to date.


YPARD's response to the 2017 External Review

The document is a compilation of the feedback provided by the national chapters and the global coordination unit on the 2017 YPARD external review. We reflect on those components which resonate with us as well as those areas which we feel require additional effort on our side.


Good-bye from YPARD Nepal: Creating a space for young leaders

Reminiscing, seven years ago, I got to know about YPARD through Farming Matters magazine. I was reading an article – “ Youth, Farming and Research ” – written by YPARD Director, Courtney Paisley which motivated me to see the reason why young professionals need to be engaged in shaping the future of agriculture.