It’s been almost a year since Madan Paudel, former YPARD Web4Knowledge intern took part in TOCs 2014.
Thanks to two CGIAR sponsored slots for YPARD members and GFAR’s travel support, Madan had the opportunity to attend this workshop of ‘technical geeks’, which provided him with “a better understanding of the online ecosystem under which different CRP’s work.”
Continue reading Madan’s Journey after attending the Technical Online Communicators 2014 Workshop
The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) co-organized from 15-17 June, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain the conference “Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century” in which Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) participated. GFAR supports this nice GCHERA-YPARD collaboration as both are members of GFAR Steering Committee.
Continue reading Global discussions on agricultural curricula: Where are Africa and South East Asia?
With a population of close to 35m people
, a total area of 241,038 square kilometres, and a forest cover of 4.9 million hectares
, which represent just around 14.5% of the total area, Uganda is the most deforested country in East Africa. Besides, between 1990 and 2005, it experienced a 15% decrease in forest cover driven by increased land use for agriculture
(71.2% of land area) and exploitation of forest resources for other uses including energy
Continue reading Training the trainers: Participatory prospective analysis for forest tenure analysis in Uganda
4ème journée d’étude régionale préparatoire au Congrès de Milan, Rabat (Maroc), 20 et 21 Avril 2015.
Par Rabii MRAIDI, YPARD
Continue reading Territoires et population rurales en période de crise – perspective d’Afrique du Nord
By Harry Palmier
I recently attended the meeting of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Drylands Systems
held in Hyderabad, India, at the invitation of ICRISAT, and was honoured to be selected as the Chair of the Program’s new Independent Steering Committee (ISC).
I have been participating in meetings of the CGIAR Research Program on Drylands Systems since it was established and I remember at its launch in May 2013
that I was impressed by how the Program had reached out to so many partners and had in place assets that could really make a difference. In following the Program since then, I have continued to be gratified by the effective collaborative and partnership-oriented approach the Program has taken. Hence, assuming the Chair of the ISC is not only an honour but a pleasure as well.
Continue reading Reflections from the new Chair of the Drylands CRP Independent Steering Committee