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August 2015 issue
Meet our 28 mentors and mentees and read about their inspiring insights and experiences.
“PERFECT” opportunities for youth in Agriculture - Bridging the knowledge gap in Farming through the Radio
The “Talent development in agriculture: Growing ambitions for agricultural professionals” is an initiative spearheaded by GFRAS in collaboration with the International Agri-Food Network, YPARD, FAO, GCHERA, TAP, Nuffield International farming scholars and others. Learn more about their "PERFECT" campaign.
A call for application was sent by UNU-INWEH: YPARD: ICARDA - for a Thesis fellowship on youth and agriculture in the Drylands. Although the deadline has now expired, learn more about this research study.
"Platforms for agricultural development like YPARD and CSAYN (Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network) are the positive chances to get involved and empower marginalized young people to better understand and contribute to agriculture."
Youth engagement and participation is essential to achieve sustainable development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to get politically, economically and socially involved are low or non-existent. Show how youth-in-agriculture contribute to civic engagement.
Strategies for Women and Youth: a highlight in CGIAR Research Programme on Dryland Systems’ Annual Report 2014
CGIAR Research Programme on Drylands Systems’ Annual Report 2014 reviews the Dryland Systems research program's key achievements for the year including the very first CGIAR Dryland Systems research program's youth strategy
Many thanks to all the enthusiastic young people from around the world that submitted entries to be considered as a youth speaker for the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC) 2015, which will take place from September 7th – 11th2015 in Durban, South Africa. Meet the 3 selected youth speakers.
Recently, a group of Chinese young talents in the agriculture field attended a sharing meeting held at FAO headquarters in Rome, where YPARD Global Coordination Unit is based.
"Social and networking events bring to the forefront important personal and professional relationships which are useful to organizations. While some won’t get you anywhere, others could become the source of endless innovation and development. Through those connections that do flourish, young people can be catalysts to solve big issues in their countries."
Two YPARD members from the Netherlands took part in the 2015 IAAS World Congress, an opportunity to network and learn from other students in agriculture, from all over the world. They share with us their experience and insights.
Ahead of the 2015 IAAS World Congress and in order to bring IAAS students' passion closer to YPARD members, we selected four IAAS role models to feature their personal stories on why they decided to take the challenge of shaping their lives though agriculture!.
Bookmark these two events:
YPARD is delighted to welcome Emmie Kio as a remote Youth-leader communications champion, to support YPARD Global Coordination Unit’s communications activities.
GFAR’s collective efforts generate a supportive framework for YPARD’s strategy while YPARD’s activities contribute the Global Forum’s objectives – here is how.
Virginia Cravero, YPARD Italy representative writes about "How technology can reduce the gap between youth and agriculture", p.14.
"YP of the Month"
This success story written by Luisa Cartesio, coordinator of the project "Orticulturom" within the association AltroPaesaggio, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development.
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