What about this "Showcase"?

Young Professionals' Showcase Room is a space where portraits of Active and Inspirational Young Professionals in Agricultural Development are displayed. You also would like to tell your story? Register and contact us!

What is the purpose of this and what do you gain from it?

YPARD team believes that sharing experience enables:

  • informing on good practices and lessons learned
  • generating thoughts and ideas for optimizing activities
  • inspiring each other for more innovation and entrepreneurship
  • ...and more!

Showcase Room

“I am proud to be a farmer”

Emmanuel Akotia or 'Emma' is the head of the Student Representative Council at Kwadaso Agricultural College, and he is preparing to graduate in early 2015.

Aliya - Learning by getting outside of the comfort zone

Aliya Lakhani is a 5th year engineering student at the University of Alberta, Canada. Aliya worked in Ghana for 3.5 months with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)'s Junior Fellowship program and currently continues to engage with EWB through her University chapter in Edmonton.

Ruth Quaye - A young entrepreneur in Ghana

Ruth Quaye graduated from Ejura Agricultural College in 2012. Now she works in a private agribusiness that distributes agricultural inputs and products, such as fertilizer and pesticides, acting as the company's agronomist.

"Stop depending on others and think outside the constraints of the system”

Nicholas Onwona comes from the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is building his skills as a young agriculturalist through his studies at Kwadaso Agricultural College. Nicholas has participated in the Internal Attachment Program (IAP) and Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Project (A&E Project), both co-developed by the Kwadaso Agricultural College and Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB).

"Agriculture has given me a voice in a world where youth not always get a say"

Enricka Julien has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness, Minors Gender and Development, Communication and Extension from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Currently, she is pursuing her Post Graduate Diploma in Land Administration with a focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and how it can be used in the development of a National Land Policy framework.

"The beauty of dealing with agriculture is when you turn around and see the good job you've done"

Mirjana Ribic is an Agricultural engineer of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development by the University in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, she is doing her second year in a master in Rural Development and running a project supported by USAID and GEA - Center for Research and Studies on Serbian garlic´s production.

"When agriculture prospers, other culture follows"

Abhay Kumar is a biotechnology researcher who works at ICAR - Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh in India.

In a Farmer’s Shoes: Professional Farming - Leading By Example

Emmanuel Ngore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science at the Kenyatta University. Besides, he is a Programme Officer at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and YPARD Kenya representative. Emmanuel has worked with the youth for 6 years on subject matters pertaining to conservation of natural resources, policymaking, and diseases prevention.

The Youth for Sustainable Progress Club

Giramahoro Guy Fleury is a 20 year-old Burundian that is in his first year of Business Administration at l’Université Lumière de Bujumbura. Besides this, he is currently driving a small project of goat farming.

Piggery farming or How to become a successful entrepreneur

Rafello Khongwar is a 30 years old graduate student in Agriculture from the Indian district of Ri-Bhoi. After finishing his studies, he started a piggery business which is still successfully running.