YPARD Report 2012 – Success story of what youths can do

Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) is proud to share its YPARD 2012 report.  This was a year of growth for YPARD where it made its mark in agricultural research for development. YPARD is an international movement by Young Professionals FOR Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development. YPARD operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution.

The strong showing by YPARD at the GCARD2 demonstrated to the international community that youth can have a strong voice and be an integral part of international events and proceedings and that they have a valid role to play.

Local representatives established themselves and YPARD reached out to YPs on the ground, throughout the world. The network has matured, as well as its activities and its plan for the future is ambitious.

Some highlights of 2012 include a 44% increase of new members, New YPARD country representatives for Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mali, Benin, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland and France and Strong youth representation at the GCARD2 with a prolific group of young social reporters and a youth pre-conference session which fed into a youth and gender focused plenary.

YPARD expanded to create a new region in YPARD Europe and also had a YPARD representative in place on the Steering Committee of the European Forum for Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD).

YPARD also had a significant launch of YPARD China at CAAS in Beijing and released a report on ‘Working towards a generation of new professionals in ARD’, and much more!

Read YPARD report 2012!

Source: YPARD webiste

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Posted on May 14, 2013, in Youth and Agriculture and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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