Young but Not Naïve

“You will be surprised” is the logo written on the t-shirts of the bunch of youngsters at the GCARD2 pre-conference session of YPARD, which stands for Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development. The leaders of the movement have reason to say so. Since its creation in 2006, YPARD has been acting as a … More Young but Not Naïve

Onions & Jams – innovation for sustainability

Two Uruguayan farmer families, one common goal: to go from abusing their lands to the sustainable production of high quality products. Both the Zunino and the Solari family have been working with agricultural institutes to improve their cultivation process. From the Institute of Agricultural and Livestock Research and the Agronomy School they received trainings and … More Onions & Jams – innovation for sustainability

Urban farming: the next step in the fight against poverty?

Accessibility & Empowerment What I love about Mary’s story is its perfect illustration of the benefits of urban farming, especially in slums and especially for women in vulnerable positions. Why I like the concept of urban farming so much is first of all because it is so accessible and easy to adopt. Urban farming is … More Urban farming: the next step in the fight against poverty?