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February 2013 issue
"Ask a young person what they wish for their future, and very few will mention agriculture.
The latest edition of New Agriculturist (2013-1) is now online at www.new-ag.info.
Ado Woldu (Aderajew) is our new YPARD Ethiopia National Representative.
Sridhar Gutam is our new YPARD India National Representative.
YPARD Community Blog
Travel report from the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2013
“Iwe kiko lai si oko ati ada ko i pe o ko i pe o, ise agbe ni ise ile wa eni kosise ama jale” “Formal education without cutlass and hoe is not complete because farming is our country’s major trademark, and he that does not work, will steal”.
I never gave so much attention to the cocoa industry during all my studies of opportunities for youth in agribusiness. Majorly, I was reluctant because i just had this uneasy feeling about the waiting period of 3 to 5 years before making profit and the fact that it requires some reasonable amount of volume in terms of quantity and quality.
Young people are the backbone of national economy and are the strengths of tomorrow. Every nation must think about best possible education and, thereby job opportunities to the young people so that they will have appropriate skills when time comes for their contributions to the nation. This is very lacking part in most of the developing and under-developed countries, at least in Nepal.
“A good educational system should have three purposes: it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know and to find those who want to learn it from them; and, furnish all who want to present an issue to the public with the opportunity to make their challenge known.” —Ivan Illich Author, Deschooling Society (1971).
As we step into the year 2013, a lot of indications of earlier activities of the last quarter of 2012 show that serious attention would be drawn to agriculture, with a business unusual dimension for the sector.
"YP of the Month"
Aracely Castro, from Honduras
"Never say never" is the phrase proclaimed with a laugh, by Aracely Castro, a Honduran young researcher specialized in agronomy, when asked where her passion and commitment for applied research come from.
Aracely began her journey as a researcher when she completed her undergraduate studies as an agronomist at the Panamerican School of Zamorano. "When I finished my thesis I said to myself: I will never work with basic grains and even less in research, I just want to dedicate myself to something perhaps more lucrative".
By David Asare Asiamah
YPARD note: this is a chance to push the agricultural education curricula renewal! Contribute!
The Africa Institute of South Africa’s (AISA) Young Graduates Scholars (AYGS) Conference will be held with the theme 2050 – Africa’s future on the horizon: Prospects and challenges for development from
Deadline:11 Feb 2013
The Agropolis Foundation (France) and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) announce their Joint Call for Proposals 2012. The program supports inter-disciplinary research related to agricultural plant breeding, crop protection, agri-environmental innovations, and other...
Essay Competiton - “How to Fully Engage the Youth in Enhancing Fisheries and Aquaculture in Sub Saharan Africa”
Deadline:13 Feb 2013
Are you already member of the Youth For Fish Program under the African Fisheries Experts Network (Afri-Fishnet)?
To touch base, the goal of yffp is to empower youth to contribute towards the development of sustainable food security and poverty reduction through integrated agriculture aquaculture systems.
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