Madan’s Journey after attending the Technical Online Communicators 2014 Workshop

TOCSsIt’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.”

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Global discussions on agricultural curricula: Where are Africa and South East Asia?

17 May 2010, Thiaye - Farmers checking the growth of cabbage plants in a farmer field school. The field is divided into two parts where farmers implement improved techniques in one part and traditional techniques in another and then compare results.</p>  <p>GCP/RAF/009/NET: Sub-Regional Programme for Participative Training  in Integrated Production and Pest Management through Farmer Field Schools for Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.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. 

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Training the trainers: Participatory prospective analysis for forest tenure analysis in Uganda

bunmi17With 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.

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Territoires et population rurales en période de crise – perspective d’Afrique du Nord

Robin1004ème journée d’étude régionale préparatoire  au Congrès de Milan, Rabat (Maroc), 20 et 21 Avril 2015.
Par Rabii MRAIDI, YPARD membre
La Fondation du Dialogue Sud-nord Méditerranée (Louvain-la-Neuve), l’Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire (IAV) Hassan II (Rabat), le GFAR (Rome), le CIHEAM – IAMM (Montpellier) et la Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie ont organisé, les 20 et 21 avril 2015, à Rabat (Maroc), la quatrième journée d’étude régionale préparatoire au congrès de Milan de 2015 sous le thème « Territoires et population de l’espace rural en période de crise ».

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Reflections from the new Chair of the Drylands CRP Independent Steering Committee

harry_0By 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.

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