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YPARD Monthly Newsletter - September

Monthly Newsletter This is a monthly subscription. Keep updated on YPARD on-line and off-line activities worldwide, funding and job opportunities, updates on partner news and the latest news in ARD for young professionals! This newsletter is just a small overview of what YPARD is working on and a small selection of information; visit the website regularly for more!! Enjoy! September 2012 issue YPARD News YPARD –Latin America and the Caribbean, present at the Sixth Meeting of Foragro in Lima The Sixth Meeting of the Forum for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO), which took place on 21-23 August 2012 in Lima, Peru, gathered a diverse group of participants and lecturers: agriculture ministers, directors of INIAs, directors of international research centers, university rectors and lecturers, senior researchers, representatives of the so-called Procis, leaders of producer groups, private sector representatives and consultants. Read more GCARD2 Youth e-discussions kicking-off Bring out the voice of the youth on several issues related to capacity development in agricultural research for development. Join one of three online groups according to your topic of interest, and share your ideas on youth engagement, from Monday 3 September until 14 September 2012: Read more Promoting YPARD in Yunan, Shanxi and Hebei Province in China through a field survey project in remote and poverty villages YPARD were Promoted in Yunan, Shanxi and Hebei Province in China by chance of the project of field survey in remote and poverty villages My dear YPARD China team members and I are all doing our jobs on a project of field survey in remote and poverty villages in China these months.  Read more Welcome to our newest YPARD Steering Committee member! YPARD Steering Committee welcomes on board Femke Van der lee, an enthusiast and bright young woman from the Netherlands, interested in agricultural and environmental concerns in developing countries. Read more International Youth Day 2012: Asserting our will to strengthen partnership among Youth for agricultural development This joint statement on the occasion of International Youth Day, 12 August, comes from a group of youth networks involved in rural and agricultural development with the support of the following organizations FAO, IFAD, WFP, CTA. Read more "Seeing Thoughts" video contest - moving onto capturing youth stories into documentaries! We are moving onto the second and final phase of the YPARD Seeing Thoughts video contest : elaborating documentaries. Read more   YPARD Community Blog Agriculture Magazines connecting IAAS to Globally Mass media and agriculture sector are pertinent to each other. Printed media has its own strength to disseminate valuable information. Read more   Agricultural Education in Developing Nations! I believe that our developing countries need more innovative ideas tools in Ag Ed, and I am sure that anyone involved in AG production system is not completely satisfied about the current situation of Ag Ed in developing countries. Read more   YP of the Month Danilo Moreta, Honduras “Being a researcher is an interesting journey” This is how Danilo Moreta perceives the constant challenge that being a young researcher means to him. Danilo, an agronomist of the Escuela Agricola Panamericana "Zamorano" in Honduras, has always perceived nature as something mysterious, magical and full of charm, notions which make up much of his motivation for having decided to become a researcher. Read more   Featured news Farmers bet on mobile advisory for crop sowing KOLKATA: Atul Bharve, a farmer from Maharashtra's Marathwada district, says a mobile phone message saved him from crop losses this year. Read more Career opportunities are available in agriculture STILLWATER, Okla. – Some students know the exact career path they want to take upon high school graduation, while others have no clue. Yet other students know what field they want to go into, but are not sure of the career possibilities in that area. This is where Amy Gazaway and Kelsey Lee, career development coordinators for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University, come into play. Read more   Events Tropentag 2012: Resilience of agricultural systems against crises Read more 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference The Third RUFORUM Biennial Conference will be held in Entebbe, Uganda, in conjunction with the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting. The theme of the 3rd Biennial Conference is:  “Agricultural Research for Africa’s Development: Strengthening Innovation Capacity, Adaptiveness and Responsiveness for Improved Livelihoods”. Read more   Opportunities Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA): Research on Upscaling Indigenous Vegetables in Africa Deadline:  14 Sep 2012  Read more CRDF Global: GIST Technology Idea Competition Deadline:  24 Sep 2012 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) supports innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs from eligible countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia to participate in the GIST Tech-I Competition.  GIST seeks innovative ideas that have potential to become technology solutions to critical problems in agriculture, energy, ICT, and related areas. Read more     Visit regularly for more! You receive this email from YPARD because you have indicated in your member profile that you want to receive YPARD mailings. If you do NOT want to receive any further YPARD mailings, you may uncheck the mailing option in your profile. Do not forget to save the new profile setting. 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