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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - October

Save the date: Youth as drivers of innovation interactive event

On the occasion of the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, an interactive session with youth is being organized by FAO in collaboration with YPARD.

Welcoming the new YPARD Director: Yemi Adeyeye

YPARD is delighted to welcome the incoming YPARD director Yemi Adeyeye . Yemi is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia, Canada . He holds a double MSc degree (Erasmus Mundus MSc program): MSc in Agricultural Development (forests and livelihoods) from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and MSc Environmental Forestry from Bangor University, Wales.

"Making agriculture attractive for the African Youth" - An interview with the YPARD Director

e-Agriculture caught up with the new YPARD Director Mr.Yemi Adeyeye and interviewed him on a number of issues affecting the youth in agriculture and especially in Africa. e-Agriculture.

Want to run a mentoring program? This toolkit will show you how

Four years ago, YPARD coordinated the first mentoring program at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Lima, Peru. Over these years we also learned a lot about coordinating a mentoring program - what worked, what didn’t and why - and this year, we have condensed the learnings into a resource to guide you in coordinating your own mentoring program.

Closing the Generation Gap, Investment and Youth

Youth are the future of food security. Yet around the world, few young people see a future for themselves in agriculture or rural areas. YPARD took part in the CFS youth side event and reports on the same...


YPARD Nigeria: Scaling-up small agri-food production system for zero hunger

In an effort to commemorate the world food day, on 17th October, YPARD Nigeria chapter organized a symposium with the theme “Roles of Small Agri-Food Production System in Attainment of Food Security and Zero Hunger in Nigeria”. The event was organized by the Kano State Chapter of YPARD Nigeria and was held at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

YPARD Serbia: Creating market space for young farmers through partnership

YPARD Serbia has extended its list of partnerships by creating collaboration with the association “Probaj domaće” (Try homemade products) which promotes agricultural and traditional products and homemade drinks and food.

Appel à candidatures : Représentant de pays YPARD Togo

Après une fin de mandat réussie pour la représentante du Togo, Germaine Gbete, YPARD est à la recherche d'un jeune professionnel passionné et dévoué pour prendre le poste de représentant de YPARD au Togo.

YPARD Kosovo: When I grow up I want to be a scientist

If you are someone coming from a developing country, it is highly possible that as a child you never said or heard a kid saying ‘when I grow up I want to be a scientist’. It does not matter how much of a big imagination the kids have, they will not want to be a scientist.

YPARD Nigeria: Impact of value addition on African agriculture

Due to the impact of post-harvest losses on the productivity, profitability and sustainability of African agriculture, renowned participants gathered to attend the epoch-making event tagged “West and Central Africa Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition (WCAPHCE)” in Abuja, Nigeria from 17th to 21st September 2018. YPARD Nigeria representative took part in the event and reports to us the proceedings.


Coordinating a mentoring program: a toolkit for agriculture, forestry, landscapes and other sectors

This toolkit synthesizes a decade of learnings and resources from agriculture and forestry mentoring programs implemented by  YPARD, IFSA and AWARD.

Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa

This document summarizes the online discussion Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 16 July to 10 August 2018.

Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems: Guidance for organizers and facilitators of the rapid capacity assessment tool

This document provides guidance to support the utilization of the “Rapid Capacity Assessment Tool: Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems”.

Empowering youth to engage in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems: Rapid capacity assessment tool

This rapid capacity assessment tool aims to help practitioners (such as government agencies, youth organizations, or development partners) to carry out a multi-stakeholder assessment of existing and needed capacities to engage and empower youth to carry out and benefit from responsible investment in agriculture.

Research for AGRI committee - young farmers - policy implementation after the 2013 CAP reform

This report provides information regarding the state of implementation of the current CAP young farmers’ mechanism. The different implementation styles of the Members States are described and the currently implemented policy tools are evaluated.

Towards meaningful youth participation in science-policy processes: a case study of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative

This research evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative in supporting the active participation and leadership development of youth (aged 18–30 years old) participants at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), an international science-policy forum.