Young professionals

Tapping into the talents of youth for African agriculture

Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector.

YPARD blog: Why It Is Up To The Millennials To Save The Earth

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity; it has aggravated water crises, drought, frequent wildfires, food shortages, weaker societal unity, hindered economic growth and increased security risks, inequality and poverty.

Jumpstart your international career through NIRAS’ training academy (NYPA)

NIRAS is again looking for talented and highly motivated graduates with relevant first working experiences and the passion for pursuing an international career within development consulting for NIRAS’ Young Professional Academy  (NYPA). The NYPA is a fast-track on the job training and learning programme.

Agriculture for Development Workshop: Agriculture - Nutrition - Health

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In spite of increasing growth rates in global food production during the past 20 years, hunger and undernutrition continues to plague a large share of the world’s population. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger has recently been assessed by the FAO to close to 850 million. According to the WHO, more than 2 billion people suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ (micronutrient deficiencies).

YPARD Calls for Contributions from Young Professionals in the Agriculture Water Management

 There is a great need for innovative initiatives that target young and talented Junior Professionals, especially those from the South. New and increasing investments, driven by population growth, climate change and changing diets are requiring and attracting a lot of junior experts to the Agriculture Water Management sector.