YAP Proposal #84 “Rejuvenating Declining Citrus Orchard” (Madan Poudel, Nepal)

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Dark days for Citrus Growers

As a boy, I used to run up and down the hill, through terraces of sun-kissed citrus trees. Ever since I remember, I worked in the orchard with my parents planting mandarins in summer, picking up the fruits and carrying it for market in homemade bamboo basket. As I joined my Bachelors in agriculture, I realized that the most part of the farm in which I lived was disappearing, production was declining. Not only my farm, now whole Nepal’s citrus farm lies in peril and citrus grower’s livelihood is in jeopardy. Some of the reason behind the decline are Phypthopthora disease, citrus greening disease, citrus Tristiza disease, poor orchard management and low quality planting materials. These reasons of decline are bringing dark days among citrus growers in Nepal.

Farm, My Love

I am Madan Poudel, 23 years old citriculture entrepreneur. My farm lies in…

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Shaping GCARD3 Global Event’s Youth Delegation



GCARD3 Global event – the third global conference for agricultural development, is going to give a central place to young people. More than 35 YPARD members are expected to take part in the discussions onsite, as speakers, social reporters, facilitators, technical reporters, mentees and agripreneur champions. Make sure you read more about the GCARD3 Global Event to make sure you understand what it is all about.

We are calling for YPARD members to express their interest in getting involved.

The selected members will be fully sponsored to attend the event in South Africa.
1/ They will benefit from a 3day social reporting training prior to the global event and they will use those skills to report from the global event with intensive mentoring from the trainer.
2/ They will be given additional opportunities and missions to actively contribute the discussions at the GCARD3 as a core.
(Please note that this…

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Join GFAR’s social media training for #GCARD3 in Bangkok!

Are you interested in getting the skills you need to boost your organization’s social media outreach and engagement?
Do you know all there is to know about Tweeting but you lack a social media strategy and solid blogging techniques?
Then check out GFAR’s Social Media Training for GCARD3 (http://www.egfar.org/gcard) being held next month in Bangkok!


social media training

Long gone are the days where social media was considered merely as “just fun for the kids”. Social media is now an essential part in our communications toolkit. It largely expands our outreach while many organisations and institutes also use social media to stimulate more intense and interactive dialogue with their constituency.

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Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture Tie the Knot

The #Forests2015 Blog

Established moringa and beans system at Eiland in Ba-Baphala Municipality. Established moringa and beans system at Eiland in Ba-Baphala Municipality.

It was amazing to see agroforestry and conservation agriculture engage in a cosy relationship at the World Forestry Congress this week. It’s a union that can improve food security and environmental sustainability, and create new jobs.

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Promoting Youth Perspectives for Sustainable Living

The #Forests2015 Blog

Youth Capacity Building in Forest Carbon Inventory_NepalWe “youth” are tired of being called the future. We have a lot to offer in helping to solve the global issues of hunger, malnutrition, climate change and gender.  We can be pioneers of development and agents of change. But young people generally have inadequate access to information, knowledge and decent jobs, land, and financial services and the opportunity to contribute to development policies.

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Taking a fresh look at GFAR


farmer in Ghana holding seedsLook up the word “renew” in an English dictionary and you’ll come across words like refresh, replenish, reinvigorate, or reaffirm. Any or all of these could apply to the exciting changes underway in GFAR, which aim to ensure the Global Forum can continue to meet the demand for agricultural research and innovation in the developing world.

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Announcing the #Forests2015 Blog Competition — Showcase your forestry projects!

Excellent Opportunity for Nepalese Youth to showcase forestry based projects among global audience in #Forests2015

The #Forests2015 Blog


“Even if you choose not to blog, you can certainly expect your papers and ideas will be increasingly blogged about.
So there it is – blog or be blogged.”

— Professor Paul Knoepfler, UC Davis

There are many people – scientists, farmers, communities, governments, universities and their students, private individuals and companies – who are working on great forestry projects.

Through our #Forests2015 blog for the XIV World Forestry Congress, we want to provide YOU the platform to showcase YOUR work.

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Global warming

Inspiring youth

Global warming

“Global warming is the extraordinary increase of Earth surface temperature due to the increase of greenhouse gases concentration on the atmosphere.”

“Greenhouse gases are the heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and CFC). They are fundamental part of the greenhouse effect, the role played by the atmosphere to continually warm the earth, by tapping some portions of heat that comes from the solar energy (sun radiation) from reflecting back to space –just like the works of a greenhouse.

Cause of global warming

  • Rapid use of fossil fuel
  • Rapid use of fossil fuel will emit large amount of greenhouse gases. Especially carbon dioxide.
  • Deforestation or clearing of lands.

Sign of global warming

  • The receding of ice formation on Earth (snows at mountain-tops, glaciers, and Antarctic and Artic.
  • The increase of shrubbery in Arctic.
  • Thinner clouds over the sky, that decrease the ability to reflect heat…

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