A new platform for young professionals in agricultural research for development should bring down the average age of the members of the existing platform, which is rather high at the moment.
Wageningen UR hosts the new Netherlands Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (NFARD), a platform for exchange among development oriented agricultural researchers. NFARD is part of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and EFARD.
A first group of 25 youngsters from 15 countries gathered last week at Wageningen University to work on a strategic plan for YPARD. More information can be obtained from Ramani, firstname.lastname@example.org. / JT