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August 2014 issue
Once I was with my friends and we met another group of acquaintances. During the conversation, we were asked what we were pursuing as undergraduate studies. One of them said that he was enrolled as a Mechanical Engineer in U.S.A., another answered by saying that he is a BBA student in U.S.A. too.
Do you know what CSA is? CSA or Climate Smart Agriculture is an agricultural system which focuses on increasing sustainable agriculture productivity to enhance achievement of national food security and development goals by steadying the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Thus, it becomes indispensable to implement this practice to redeem agriculture’s sustainability.
A youth group with grand farming plans is not something you stumble upon everyday, especially when young people are more interested in jobs in the city, than staying on the family farm.
Are you ready to face - and be successful when - submerging yourself in the professional job market? Do you know what your potential employers expect from you? Can you identify your major assets to boost your employability?
Invitation to collaborate in the "Prospective Study on Tertiary Agricultural Education (TAE) in Africa
TEAM-Africa is conducting a development study titled “Prospective Study on Tertiary Agricultural Education (TAE) in Africa“.
The UNEP TUNZA SEAYEN meeting is an annual prominent gathering organized by Southeast Asia countries in which young leaders and sophisticated environmentalists are encouraged to discuss environmental problems.
In a speech to his fellow Ghanaians in the early 1900s, the visionary educator, Dr. J.E. Kwegyir Aggrey, declared, “The surest way to keep a people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.”
As we sat listening to the many speakers at the first Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Warsaw last year, we began to envision a future for ourselves in which we could be engaged professionally in tackling some of the complex, inter-dependent issues.
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is a global network of young people who work directly or indirectly in the fields of agriculture and development.
The Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC), the apex body of agricultural research in Nepal, posted a job announcement some weeks ago in which it offered 72 scientist positions (S1) -only for those who have a Master-. However, hardly two third of the vacancies were filled.
As part of YPARD’s ongoing partnership with Farming First – we are looking for this month’s young contributor who will be featured on Farming First’s popular blog, which receives thousands of visitors each month!
The Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) workshop was held in Nigeria at Songhai Farms, Rivers State from 14th to 15th July, 2014.
High up in the Swiss Alps looking over Lake Geneva, I couldn’t but think about “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table”.
Right to Food Forum online discussion: "Nutrition, education and awareness raising developments in the progressive realization of the right to adequate food"
We are happy to extend to you a cordial invitation to a new online discussion taking place on the Right to Food Forum.
"YP of the Month"
Madan Poudel - student at the Agriculture and Forestry University in Nepal and Web4Knowledge Intern during 7 months at YPARD.
When I joined the Agriculture and Forestry University for my bachelor, I found YPARD the right platform for similar minded young peers motivated towards agricultural development.
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