The global population is projected to rise from its present level of 7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. An estimated 1 billion people already are going hungry. Today’s generation of young people is the largest in history. However, young rural people are increasingly disillusioned about working in the agricultural sector, which in many countries is stagnant and unproductive. The Share Fair sessions will aim to address the many challenges facing us such as:
- who is going to feed this growing world population
- how can we make agriculture enticing and attractive to avoid an outmigration of young people to urban areas
- partnering with young farmers to create a new cadre of rural entrepreneurs
Giving a voice to young professionals through online agricultural events! (30)
YPARD is an on-ground and on-line movement of Young Professionals for Agricultural Research for Development. Leverage the power and potential of young people and engage them in development by embracing their interests and communicating through their preferred channels, such as blogs and pictures and video contests. Learn how to increase community interaction, getting young professionals interested in agricultural research for development discourse and support young people's organizations and cause.