The Youth Agri-preneurs Project making a difference!

The YAP participants are 6 young Agri-preneurs with strong business models, from different regions of the world. They will attend the GCARD3 Global event, be granted a 5000USD grant and a seat in a YPARD mentoring program over a year.

The Youth Agri-preneurs Project , which forms part of the highly anticipated  Global Event scheduled to take place in Johannesburg this week is calling for all stakeholders associated with the conference to work together and involve the young agri-preneurs into the dynamics of the conference and assist with achieving some of the programmes outlined sustainable development goals.

We also bring a more concrete and hands on touch to the global eventsupporting the idea that there is no policy and research without on-the-ground action and no on-the-ground action without the support of policy and researchso that we indeed move from research to impactwe demonstrate result, we keep science relevant and ultimately ensure agriculture as a viable career path that ensures healthy rural livelihoods,” says Cherbonnier.

The YAP participants are 6 young Agri-preneurs with strong business models, from different regions of the world. They will attend the GCARD3 Global event, be granted a $5000 grant and a seat in a YPARD mentoring program over a year.

But YAP is more than that: it is 428 enthusiast young professionals in agriculture who sent their YAP proposals and who keep receiving words of encouragement, support, advices and partnership requests from the online community.
Given that GCARD3 is about re-aligning research with agricultural development needs, the Global Event, which will bring all global stakeholders such as researchers, practitioners and policy makers together needs to highlight the need for greater inclusive and inter-generational participation in order to lead the way in ensuring effective sustainable development.

YAP participants will make sure that young Agri-preneurs are represented at the global event, and by bringing their own experience, they will provide valuable insights into the global discussions and contribute the decisions for an agricultural research that serves sustainable development.

In addition, YAP aimed to encourage young Agri-preneurs from all over the world, to think about their projects and formulate their ideas in a concrete proposal as well as use the organisations blog, as a platform where these entrepreneurs could showcase their projects, while encouraging feedback on their proposals through the comments on each business plans blog post.

The Youth Agri-preneurs Project is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or Agri-preneurs .

 


source:http://thegreentimes.co.za/youth-agricultural-programme-aims-to-achieve-greater-participation/Youth agricultural programme aims to achieve greater participation April 5, 2016

 

Malema’s Solution for South Africa: “Have more babies!”

“Give birth and expand because if we do not make children we are going to disappear as a Black nation. To make children is a revolutionary duty‚ because children represents reproduction of society. And when you reproduce yourself you reproduce your ideas and legacy. White people do not want us to give birth because they know we are more than them. So that they can be more than us and the day they are more than us they will take over our land‚”

Given that all discussions with the Economic Freedom Fighters center around a racialistic driven motivation, therefore I’m certain that no matter the context of discussion if it is contrary to the “Commander and Chief” then you are labelled as a racist. Those who are non-blacks appear not to be qualified to engage in any form of disagreement with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) least they be marked a racist.

I can understand that the media hopes to build the party of the EFF so they become the thorn in the flesh to the African National Congress (ANC). However, the problem with this strategy is that people believe what they read. It appears of recent that reports of the EFF party have been favourable and positive, however I find that just as the western countries meddling with the Middle-East believing that setting another extremist group to eradicate the other will result with the same or greater problem.

In a recent speech delivered in Soweto, Mr Julius Malema stated:

“Give birth and expand because if we do not make children we are going to disappear as a Black nation. To make children is a revolutionary duty‚ because children represents reproduction of society. And when you reproduce yourself you reproduce your ideas and legacy. White people do not want us to give birth because they know we are more than them. So that they can be more than us and the day they are more than us they will take over our land.”

I won’t intend to become scientific in this blog – only to highlight that such rhetoric is irresponsible and foolish. As Malema intends to build his cult-followers of non-thinkers we see that his message is filled with apartheid rhetoric. The poverty rate in South Africa is almost on par with the unemployment and yet this “Commander and Chief” advises his followers to – HAVE MORE BABIES!

It is clear that the EFF have no regard or concerns for people’s welfare instead their sole hope is that they get more mindless followers believing that an ideology of hate is the way forward. It’s always about inciting hatred between blacks and whites, it’s always about taking that which is not belonging to them.

Malema indicates the motivation of making more children would be, “when you reproduce yourself you reproduce your ideas and legacy”. The reason for needing primary uneducated, unemployed and poverty stricken black people to have babies because the ideology of the EFF is so far-fetched that no rational person with a brain would want to live in a world of constant war with each other. Voting for the EFF and supporting Malema is to accept his battle-cry to war against the races once again – just as their name indicates, Economic Freedom Fighters.

The media must impede to promote this organisation as it clearly provide direction to those who got nothing and nothing to do but have babies to soon compulsory enlist you to this “revolutionary ideology”. Take note how many times the supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters would use the word, “revolutionary” – this is because they intend to do which is beyond common rational sense opposed to that which is for the betterment of our country.