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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - January

How can we support you better in 2018?

Each year, we strive to improve our support to YPARD members and to be able to do so, we need you to tell us what you want more of and what you want less of. Take five minutes of your time to share your views via the annual members' survey.

Bringing in 2018!

YPARD director, Courtney Paisley,  shares the New Years'  message from YPARD with a snapshot of the things to expect from YPARD throughout 2018.

Announcing the YPARD visionaries for the 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting 

From the 5th to 8th March 2017, select YPARD regional coordinators, national representatives, steering committee and YPARD members  will gather in Prague for the 2018 YPARD Strategic Planning meeting. E-meet on this blogpost the eight YPARD visionaries ahead of the meeting.

Welcoming the new YPARD Netherlands communications focal point: Maya Turolla

Meet Maya, a development enthusiast, whose current  PhD proposal centers around the development policies for youth in agribusiness in Uganda.

Welcoming the new YPARD Moldova representative: Cristina Conea

How can African youth transform the agricultural sector?

YPARD steering committee member, Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, makes a case for youth in agriculture in line with the upcoming Chicago Council on Global Affairs  2018 Global Food and Security Symposium.


YPARD Nepal: An inside look at first YPARD student research symposium

Last year, during the preparation of 2017 annual programs, YPARD Nepal identified the need for youth’s capacity building activities to focus on recent graduates. To address this issue, the team organized a YPARD Student Research Symposium to provide an opportunity for Nepalese undergraduate and graduate students to present their existing and emerging research work among university students and faculty members.

YPARD Egypt participates in AARINENA and GFAR workshop

On the 10th and 11th December 2017, YPARD-Egypt participated in a workshop co-organized by the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East & North Africa ( AARINENA ) and the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) in Hammamet, Tunisia, under the theme “Transforming AARINENA’s Capacity as a Multi-Stakeholder Futuristic Regional Forum for Research and Innovation for Development Tunisia”.

YPARD Russia: Reminiscing Costa Rica YES program 

YPARD Russia representative, Yana  Perevoshchikova, shares some of the lessons she learnt from the Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) lab in Costa Rica.


Discovering the latest version of me through mentorship

Alesia Ofori, one of the Young Africa Works (YAW) Summit mentees shares some updates on her mentorship journey ten months post the YAW Summit.


Sustaining the impact of capacity development initiatives for African youth in agriculture

This document summarizes the online discussion Sustaining the impact of capacity development initiatives for African youth in agriculture, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (FSN Forum Africa) from 25 October to 17 November 2017. YPARD members were some of the discussants and panelists in the e-forum.

September 2017 F@rmletter- Responsible Investments in Agriculture (RAI)

The September edition of the F@rmletter features Nestor Ngouambe, the YPARD Cameroon representative, as he discusses responsible agricultural investment and the challenges for youth in agribusiness. 

YPARD Nepal symposium abstract book

A collection of abstracts presented at the YPARD Student Research Symposium on November 8, 2017, at Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu, Nepal.


A season of innovation

A team from YPARD Iran recently introduced a new irrigation system dubbed Climate-Smart Irrigation (CSI) system for perennial plants and trees. This invention relates to agriculture, natural resources and environment, in which the capabilities of the invented device are used to increase the irrigation efficiency.