‘The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away smallstones.’ Chinese Proverb A year has passed since the start of YAP – a personal and professional development project aimed to assist young agripreneurs in establishing their own sustainable agricultural businesses. It has been a year of continuous coaching, mentoring and other … More Moving mountains, one jar of honey at a time
This year’s World Wildlife Day celebrates the theme ‘Listen to the Young Voices’. Its message is to mobilize the positive energy of the planet’s youth to call attention to the threats to wildlife. These include over-exploitation poaching or illicit trafficking. Engaging ‘Youth as agents of change’ to improve the world for our wildlife is a … More Youth as a Catalyst for Delivering on the SDGs – A connection we can’t afford to ignore
The International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (ICYA) held from 27 to 30 April in Leuven Belgium was created in order to give space to young, bright and internationally active people to interact, discuss, learn and project their ideas into practical solutions that could inspire students all over the world to take action and adopt … More Sparking the Creativity of Youth at #ICYA
Changing the world with a single project. Wouaah. That’s big. I have seen a group of American students aiming to solve health problems in rural Belize. They came to a public school for three days. They taught yoga to kids who had never had any sport class at all. They planted vegetables that school’s cooks … More A peacock in a barnyard !
“Every step counts. Every talent finds a place.” – M. Hartl (IFAD) on her training session at ICYA 2017 After finishing a bachelor degree in international economics, I turned down a promising job offer and decided to take a year off. When I told my parents I would go to Germany to study agriculture, they … More Of mothers, wives, and farmers
‘My name is Sandhya, I am studying Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Suriname. I am currently doing an one year exchange program at Ughent to study agriculture courses of my choice. These fundamental courses are not available in Suriname.’ As I introduced myself at the social media bootcamp preceding the #ICYA2017 conference, I felt … More How to avoid youth getting involved in agriculture?
After 3 days of lengthy meetings and positive interactions, I honestly do think a change is coming. At the very least I can see it. Last month, a suprise came in our email. Tech4Agri was elected as the local Youth Representative for the GFAR Steering Committee. We had just signed up to become members of … More Change is coming