Bees and the busy rural youth

Jony Girma was one of the six finalists of the GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Argripreneur Project, who proposed a “Self-help Business Model in Harmony with Nature”, a plan to establish a demonstration site inside beekeepers’ villages in rural Ethipoia where beekeepers can receive training, share experience and put new technologies to the test before adopting them. By … More Bees and the busy rural youth

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

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

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

A day out at Nikki’s farm—a Youth Agripreneur in Action

Last Saturday, along with thirteen Veterinary post-graduates, I traveled to Chaudhary Farms of Ms Nikki Pilania Chaudhary, finalist in GFAR’s Youth Agripreneurs Project (YAP). The practical exposure to doctoral students enrolled for two courses in Entrepreneurial Development and Extension Management was my primary motivation for this visit. I had read about Nikki and her project, … More A day out at Nikki’s farm—a Youth Agripreneur in Action

A Little Fish in the Open Ocean: Thoughts of a Budding Bug Buff

Let me begin this blog by saying this: at no point during the whole GCARD3 conference did it feel like any of this was actually happening to me. Not when I was stepping into the plane leaving from Manila to Dubai, not when I landed in the O.R. Tambo International Airport, not when I was … More A Little Fish in the Open Ocean: Thoughts of a Budding Bug Buff

Flash: Announcing the “YAP” finalists

What was the “YAP” project all about, again? In the run-up to the upcoming #GCARD3 global event, we announced “YAP”, the Youth Agripreneurs Project. “YAP” is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs” by GFAR (the Global Forum on Agricultural Research), CGIAR (the Global Agricultural Research Partnership) and YPARD (the Young Professionals for … More Flash: Announcing the “YAP” finalists

Meet the “YAP” jury members

In the run-up to the upcoming #GCARD3 global event, we announced “YAP”, the Youth Agripreneurs Project. “YAP” is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs”. Within “YAP” we want to select young agripreneurs from all over the world, and provide a seed fund to facilitate the startup of their project. During one year, … More Meet the “YAP” jury members

YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)

Who will feed 1 billion Africans come 2050? What will be Africa’s contribution toward hunger end; by 2030, as per the SDGs? What part are you and I playing to contribute towards a hunger-free Africa? There are of course 100 potential answers to these questions; and I wish to propose one of them in the … More YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)