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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

  • My experience as YPARD Malawi representative

    I have really enjoyed working with you all and I am sure that we will continue working together. YPARD has built me in many ways starting from the Science Forum 2011 and that acted as a springboard to most of the projects I am doing right now. I am still implementing strategic projects with CCAFS, ACIAR and CSIRO because of that single trip. It is only proper for me to allow YPARD to grow...
  • The Agripreneur: A new breed of Young entrepreneurs combining their love of Farming and Agriculture with an acquired professional Business Approach

    I took the initiative to research on effective low cost models of irrigation and later picked up some models that were fabricated locally at almost half the cost. I later passed on these models to my colleagues who were interested in low cost irrigation systems and market knowledge of what to grow. It’s from this that BITEPH Strategic Consulting was started and currently operating in Uganda.
  • Stefan Lorenz, Director of Rural Youth Organisation Upper Austria

    “In Austria many young people are very proud to work in agriculture and they want to stay in rural areas!” says Stefan and emphasizes the important role of the Rural Youth Organization. “We give them possibilities to meet and discuss about new development of agriculture and society.
  • Can a ‘city mouse’ make a good farmer?

    Born and bred in the city, my only interaction with farming and livestock was when I visited my grandparents’ farm during vacations. My grandmother used to call me ‘city mouse,’ because I wasn’t a local from the village. It was during these visits that I noticed some contrasts between the urban educational system I experienced and the one my cousins in the village had.
  • Youth and agriculture: It's up to us

    I think that one of the things missing in agriculture today is imagination. Today’s generation of farmers, teachers, agricultural scientists, policy makers and even media specialists, have collectively failed to trigger my generation’s imagination. If they have all failed, isn’t it up to us, the younger generation, to try to do something about it?
  • Youth Support in Agriculture, Important in our time…My story

    Children often want to become engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, and so on, but only few want to become farmers. Even those who want to be farmers are mostly discouraged by their parents who fear they will not get a good job after school; this however wasn’t the case with me as for several years I have been involved in one way or the other in farming.

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