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March 2016 issue
In 2016, YPARD celebrates its 10th anniversary. Early January, we sent a call to YPARD members to join #YPARD10Years Celebrations. We invited them to bake a cake, shoot a 1 minute testimonial video about YPARD or to create their own activities - throughtout the year. Here is a compilation of the first videos, pictures and blog posts.
Three months ago, 50 “landscapes” youth innovators were embarking in a life-changing adventure with the “youth-in-landscapes” initiative. Back to their “normal life”, they took the time to reflect on their experience: how it impacted them and what their vision is, to carry on being active leaders of change for sustainable development. They shared their thoughts through inspiring testimonials.
In one month, the GCARD3 Global event will be kicking off. GCARD3 is not a mere event, it is a process. At YPARD, we are making sure that the youth is part of the whole process.
YPARD members, Hervé Bondonga and Arsène Birindwa, took part in GCARD3 national consultations on integrating CGIAR sites in Kinshasa organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), an active CGIAR center in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Youth agripreneurs have one week left to submit their proposal to be part of the YAP - the young agripreneur project - and benefit from seed-funding and mentoring.
Last year, YPARD, Dryland Systems CRP and HAFL teamed up to conduct a pilot study on ‘Youth and Agriculture in the Drylands’ to better understand the realities, viewpoints, aspirations and challenges of rural youth living in the agricultural dryland areas of Midelt, Morocco. Discover the preliminary findings.
On the occasion of the international symposium: The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition, a special interactive youth session was organized.
YPARD Kosovo is raising awareness on the importance of agriculture through a catchy online vlog named “Green farming boots”. The main purpose of the channel is to show how "agriculture is life, love, food, nature, sexy, future".
YPARD Nigeria is connecting agriculture to ICTs through their participation at the Social Media Week in Lagos. Connecting Youth, ICTs and agriculture, or how to make agriculture efficient and attractive to young people...
YPARD Malawi participates to the launching of Youth Action for Agriculture Development (YAAD) in Malawi.
YPARD iran launches the “Green Farm, Green Food” campaign with KSNGOs, to sensitize on the importance of quality food systems. This has also been made possible through the Slow Food movement Green guide which introduces different organic, natural and healthy products to those looking for them.
YPARD in partnership with The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Business invites women entrepreneurs at all stages and business sizes to apply for a one year long mentorship at the Cherie Blair Foundation Women business mentoring program. Deadline: 16 March.
"When you think of a farmer, what image comes to your mind? Many would say: a middle aged or even elderly man. His face weathered by the sun, and his hands worn out from heavy labor. Well, I would have probably fallen into the trap of that classical image, as well… Until I met Nodar Tokhosashvili, a 24 year old farmer from Georgia." Jarkyn Samanchina
Entretien avec six experts de la question jeunesse dans le développement agricole dont Courtney Paisley, YPARD Director, publié dans le magazine "grain de sel" d'Inter-réseaux développement rural, juillet-décembre 2015.
Marlene Heeb is YPARD’s focal point at SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: a key support of YPARD from its beginnings. At the occasion of YPARD’s 10 year anniversary, Marlene reflects on YPARD’s vision and what it means for SDC to “invest in the youth” for agricultural development.
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