At the occasion of YPARD 10 years, Marina Cherbonnier, the current communications and knowledge manager, expresses what the added value of YPARD is, as an international network of young professionals in agriculture.
I was 25 when I joined YPARD’s global coordination unit as the first web and communications officer. We were two employees then. In retrospect, I feel I grew up as an adult at a faster pace with YPARD, because, to a large extent, I had to take care of and be responsible for our youth community.
I had never understood how central my role could look like because, to me, YPARD was – and is – all the members that are joining, one by one, the community. I still remember my interviews for the position; I had one word in mind: ownership. It is only some months ago that the concept was brilliantly challenged by one of…
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