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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - December

YPARD visionaries wanted for the 2018 Strategic Development Meeting

The YPARD Business Plan 2014- 2018 is coming to a close and we need to start a conversation about where we go from here. We have had some amazing successes and also continue to face some recurring challenges. The next strategic plan will cover the period 2018-2021 and will reflect a time of growth.

Welcoming the new YPARD Armenia representative: Anna Hovhannisyan

We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Armenia representative Anna Hovhannisyan . Anna is an MSc graduate of the Agribusiness Teaching Center of Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU).


YPARD Bangladesh partners with Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

The Honorable Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamed of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) at the Agriculture Information Institute (AII) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) during the Memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between SAU and YPARD Bangladesh.

YPARD Armenia: Promising project for Armenian Agriprenuer youth

The YPARD Armenia team has initiated the Agripreneurs Creating Tomorrow (ACT) project that will help young and creative agripreneurs turn their great ideas into reality.

YPARD totalise un an en République Démocratique du Congo

Des rencontres, échanges et partages... YPARD RDC en a fait plusieurs en cette année 2017. Il était donc temps pour ce mouvement des jeunes professionnels pour le développement agricole de fêter leur existence en RDC.

YPARD Netherlands: Food for thought and networking 

Delve more into the recent YPARD Netherlands meet and greet session that had in attendance students, Ph.D. candidates, young professionals and eight development stakeholders all engaged in supporting agribusiness initiatives for youth worldwide and particularly in Africa.

YPARD Europe: SIMPLE project training course in Vienna, Austria

From October 9th to 13th, 2017 the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) hosted the Erasmus+ project SIMPLE representatives of Asian and European partner Universities for a “Training course for staff of Asian Alumni Centres at BOKU. The YPARD Europe coordinator Libuska Valesova was also present at the event representing YPARD as an associated partner of the project.

YPARD Turkey: Packed lessons I brought from Herrsching seminar

For the YPARD Turkey country representative, Herrsching Seminar ( 28th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth ) not only inspired her to be more open-minded about different cultures and personalities but also it taught her valuable lessons about leadership and teamwork. She shares these lessons with us.

YPARD Sweden: Tweeting for change

On 24th October, YPARD Sweden was invited to participate in an engaging #twitterchat themed changing climate, changing diets and hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition.


YPARD-INGENAES Workshop: Setting up an Agriculture for Nutrition (Ag4N) platform in Bangladesh

This report captures the proceedings from a workshop held at She-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh on 20th May 2017. The essence of the report is to urge scientists, experts, researchers, students and young professionals who are working on nutrition-based agriculture in the country to establish a National Network on Agriculture for Nutrition (Ag4N). 

What role can Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This document summarizes the online discussion on what role can Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition held from 19 June to 9 July 2017.

October 2017 F@rmletter- Making a difference in food security and nutrition

The October edition of the World Farmers Organisation farmletter features an article on food security and nutrition from Deepak Ghimire the regional coordinator at YPARD Nepal. Deepak  asserts that young professionals have fresh ideas, a strong grasp of emerging trends and are up to the challenge of trying new approaches to work with food security and nutrition.


Beautiful Bajrabarahi: Reflections on YPARD Nepal onsite mentoring

Pacifique Nshiyimana: A clearer pathway through mentorship

Bamlaku Asmare: Empowered through YAW

Cosmas Edem: My mentoring journey continues


Climate resilient agriculture and producer-consumer justice through ICT

This testimonial by Abdur Rahaman Rana is part of YPARD's showcase on young people and the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on goal 13 on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.