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YPARD 2019 annual report

Click download to access YPARD’s 2019 annual report to grasp all the year's YPARD activities, on local, national, regional and global levels. Our top 10 key achievements in 2018 include:

  • The newly revised, updated and democratically approved YPARD charter
  • Formation of the YPARD Biodiversity and Agroecology Youth Task Forces in partnership with the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and FAO Agroecology
  • Continued representation of YPARD in advisory committees including the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) the Capacity Development expert group, MASO Youth Network Advisory Board, European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD) management team and Youth Engagement in Technology Adoption in Africa (YETAA)
  • Implementation of young professionals initiative programs including the knowledge sharing workshops for young African farmers in East and West Africa, YPARD/Agrinatura TROPENTAG 2019 workshop session and the Project SIMPLE for Europe – Asia
  • YPARD Africa partnership with the CIMMYT on the Maize Innovator Awards
  • Promotion of agriculture among youth and young professionals shaping the future of food systems through social media, campaigns and events
  • YPARD structure realigned and the renewal of the Steering Committee membership in accordance with the charter
  • Young professionals contributions to discussions on curriculum reforms in agriculture with multiple stakeholders
  • Increasing advocacy roles of members at global, regional and national levels
  • Capacity development opportunities led by national chapters around the world