On Finding Knowledge in the Most Unexpected Places

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months,… More On Finding Knowledge in the Most Unexpected Places

Turning key objectives into great questions

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months,… More Turning key objectives into great questions

Social Business: an opportunity to capture the benefits of multi-functional agriculture

This article authored by Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006, was originally published on the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) website and is featured in the August 2016 issue of their F@rmletter. Rude Awakening We are living in a time of unparalleled prosperity, fueled in part by revolutions in knowledge, science, and technology, particularly information… More Social Business: an opportunity to capture the benefits of multi-functional agriculture

The Dormant Entrepreneur Within

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months,… More The Dormant Entrepreneur Within

Trinkets and Treasures

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months,… More Trinkets and Treasures

In Search of Gir:  My first Visit to Gujarat and Hyderabad

In April, the six finalists in GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Agripreneur Project headed back to their homes in the four corners of the world after an intense week of orientation and skills building at the GCARD3 Global Event, to embark on their personal adventures–and tackle their particular challenges–in agricultural entrepreneurship. Over the last three months,… More In Search of Gir:  My first Visit to Gujarat and Hyderabad

When Innovation is Farmers’ Play: A skill-building simulation for farmers in Laos

What do you do if the pigs that you have raised with such care catch a disease and die? Or how do you cope with a sudden drop in prices caused by an unpredictable market? And if you are prevented from crossing the border with Thailand, where will you go to buy your inputs? Farmers… More When Innovation is Farmers’ Play: A skill-building simulation for farmers in Laos

Getting my startup into the right gear with YAP 2016

Anil Regmi, a young Nepali national with a B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering who recently decided to turn to a career in agriculture, had the distinction in March of being selected as one of six finalists in the Youth Agripreneurs Project (YAP). A pilot project co-organized by GFAR and YPARD, YAP provides seed funding, technical mentoring and business… More Getting my startup into the right gear with YAP 2016

Trust that Works

Business relationships must be based on trust, as I was reminded last week in southwestern Nigeria. While developing some training videos on milk with the Fulani people, we discussed trust almost daily. The fact that the Fulani openly addressed this, was in itself some suggestion of the trust they put in me and my wife… More Trust that Works

Celebrating the ten years of YPARD: A chronicle of the times to come

At the occasion of YPARD 10 years, GFAR Foresight Advisor Robin Bourgeois projects the plausible futures of YPARD as a movement as well as young people involvement in agriculture in the next ten years. I am finally back in 2016 after having had the privilege of traveling in four different plausible futures, where I met… More Celebrating the ten years of YPARD: A chronicle of the times to come

Workshop: “Building your Social Currency Workshop” (Trinidad & Tobago)

The local agriculture sector faces many challenges: limited access to information, poor implementation policies and disjointed land administration agencies. Even so, many stakeholders of all kinds face these problems head on, creating solutions that benefit their environment. Problem solving in the agriculture sector should be encouraged! The practice of using one’s limited resources to move… More Workshop: “Building your Social Currency Workshop” (Trinidad & Tobago)

More investment could make agriculture the “game-changer”

Africa must work hard to increase agriculture production to reduce poverty and promote economic growth, says Dr Chiji Ojukwu, Director of the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, at the African Development Bank (AfDB). This was Dr Ojukwu’s message to participants attending the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week in Kigali Rwanda. Through advocacy efforts and investment, Africa… More More investment could make agriculture the “game-changer”