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What is ARDYIS?

ARDYIS is a framework of actions which aims to raise the capacity and opportunities of youth in agriculture through ICTs in ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).

Its key activities include the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) and the AgriHack Talent initiative.

An increasing number of young innovators and entrepreneurs in developing countries now develop ICT for agriculture solutions to strengthen agri-food systems in their respective countries, and to provide employment and livelihood opportunities for themselves and other young people.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:45

Celebrating Girls in ICT Day

Written by ardyis-project

Today (28 April) is the International Girls in ICT Day and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is celebrating with young women in ICT, Agriculture and related fields. Are you a young woman interested in innovation for agriculture? As part of today's celebration, you can win a print copy of our new publication "Innovate for Agriculture" and learn from it how to drive successfully ICT innovations in agriculture. You can also win other nice gifts! If you are interested, all you need to do is to:

  • like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ardyis/ or follow our Twitter account https://twitter.com/ardyis_cta (if you are not following us yet)
  • write a short text of not more than 300 words telling us about your interest in agriculture innovation and what you personally do linking ICT and agriculture. You should include in your twitter account, your website or Facebook and send all this by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 8 May 2016.

At least 10 participants will be selected to win a print copy our new publication "Innovate for Agriculture" and other nice gifts, including at least another CTA publication of your choice! At least half of the gifts will be attributed to our new followers on social media! Some best stories may also be published!

PS: Les textes peuvent être aussi soumis en français

Le Sommet international de l’Innovation des jeunes sur l’Agrobusiness, l’Entrepreneuriat et le Leadership (YALESI) se déroule à Dakar au cours de cette semaine. L’événement, qui promeut le débat sur les stratégies les plus efficaces favorisant l’emploi des jeunes dans l’entreprenariat agricole, est également une vitrine pour les jeunes entrepreneurs ayant lancé des produits et services novateurs au bénéfice du secteur agricole. C’est dans cet esprit que le CTA a organisé un certain nombre d’ateliers, a lancé une nouvelle publication (« Innovate for Agriculture ») et vous propose aujourd’hui un article sur le parcours réalisé par Yacouba Alfari, un jeune ingénieur agronome nigérien ayant inventé un séchoir à charbon minéral pour faire de la poudre de tomate.


Il suffisait d’y penser… Lorsqu’en pleine saison, les tomates fraîches inondent les marchés du Niger, pourquoi ne pas transformer la tomate en poudre ? Pour cela, Yacouba Alfari a inventé le séchoir à charbon minéral. Une invention qui l’a déjà amené loin, puisqu’il a participé à la COP 21 à Paris où il l’a présentée parmi une centaine de « solutions climat » triées sur le volet. Actuellement, il présente son invention au Sommet international de l’Innovation des jeunes sur l’Agrobusiness, l’Entrepreneuriat et le Leadership (YALESI).

Pour en savoir plus, lisez bit.ly/1ROBW0M

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:45

Innovate for Agriculture (Report)

Increasing agricultural productivity in developing countries and promoting youth employment and entrepreneurship are important recommendations of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play an important role. Young entrepreneurs using ICT innovations are particularly suited to contribute to increased agricultural productivity and sustainability given their inventiveness, energy and capacity to take risks.

An increasing number of young innovative entrepreneurs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are developing ICTs for agriculture solutions to support agricultural value chains, providing employment and livelihood opportunities.

To highlight ACP entrepreneurs’ important contribution and to emphasise the need for strengthening their endeavours, CTA, in collaboration with Ashoka's Youth Venture, has produced the publication Innovate for Agriculture.

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ARDYIS wins an international prize for YobloCo and AgriHack activities!

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