I am a communications' lover with a joint degree in Hispanic Philology and Audiovisual Communication.
Throughout my seven years of professional experience in Communication, Marketing and
Events, I have had a chance to contribute to various fields of work. Eventually, the realization
that, at any given day, ‘the purpose of your work’ trumps ‘the nature of your work’, led me to
discover the field of science outreach.
The World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world, on the 16 th of October, in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
Soil constitutes the foundation of agriculture and thus provides us with food, fiber, feed and fuel. Soil provides ecosystem services critical for life: soil acts as a water filter and a growing medium; provides habitat for billions of organisms, contributing to biodiversity.
Each year, UN-Water supports the World Water Day campaign by highlighting a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme 'Water and Sustainable Development', the year 2015 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to underline water's role in the sustainable development agenda.
Urban and peri-urban agriculture or UPA is key to household food security, especially in times of crisis or food shortages. Due to an increased demand for food, high birth rates and migration from rural to urban areas, UPA represents a spontaneous response to tackle today's challenge to feed the rising population.
This is how Robin Bourgeois, Senior Foresight Advisor at GFAR Secretariat, introduces what foresight is about. A changing-mindset process that enables local organizations to explore what might happen to them, to their livelihood and their environment, as well as to be at the same time prepared for the possible future scenarios, influence them and shape their future.
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."
This success story written by Afrina Choudhury, Gender Specialist at the WorldFish, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in agricultural development.
"Ending Hunger is doable!" This is how Nicholas Haan, team project leader at Singularity University, started the 2nd edition of the Thought For Food Global Summit. The 2-day event was held in Convento do Beato, a 15th century magnificent monastery which is a Heritage Site of Public Interest.
It’s already been five years since the Gut Microbiota for Health team came together with a mission to share knowledge about gut microbiota science with scientists, healthcare professionals, and the wider world!
Press releases & articles
Shale gas extraction - how does it work? Shale gas extraction could help lower energy bills and reduce Europe's dependence on energy from other countries, but there are concerns about how it could affect people's health and the environment.
The HCLU is an independent international organisation, founded in 1994, which works in the field of basic human rights such as freedom of expression, patients' rights and freedom of association.
videos & infographic
Are you a Change Leader? Sign up on ypard.net and become a member of this international movement working to ensure the youth involvement and the development of a sustainable and food secure world.
Mikayla Sullivan, IAAS Regional Director of the Americas, and her team participated at the Thought For Food Challenge in Lisbon with the project KinoSol. A detachable mobile solar dehydrator that dries food for consumption and sale, and has mylar-lined storage to extend shelf life.
2017 Gut Microbiota for Health Key Figures