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2014 has been proclaimed as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development.

Since the beginning of agriculture, family farming has been contributing significantly to food and nutrition security globally. Indeed, 70% of global food supply comes from more than 500 million family farms, which are supporting rural employment in many countries (FAO, 2014).

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(Post written by Outbox Hub in Uganda)

Ensibuuko is a web and mobile application that enables savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOs) of smallholder  rural farmers mobilise savings, receive and disburse loans easily and quickly using SMS and Mobile money.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 17:08

Hackathon launches apps for agriculture



Poor access to credit and savings, uncertainty about which fertiliser to use, difficulties in attracting capital and ensuring efficient farm management – these are some of the most intractable problems facing small-scale farmers in ACP countries, so addressing them can make all the difference between success and failure.

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From 16th April to 7th May 2014, the Technical Centre or Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF) organised an e-debate on “Enhancing Young Women’s engagement in ICT and Agriculture” to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day.

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The 9 winners of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) have been announced this evening (17 July 2014)  during the cocktail dinner organised at the International Fin4Ag Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

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I am Simon Wandila from Zambia, one of the Social Reporters who attended last November 2013 ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda. I thought it necessary to share my experience and what ensued from that event.

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Today marks the International Girls in ICT Day! Initiated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2010, this day celebrates the interests and strengths of young girls and women in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and is a way to encourage them to choose a career in this area.

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), is organising its 2014 International Conference on Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains, “Fin4Ag” from 14-18 July 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Join us for the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters Speakers Series organised by the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) and the Africa agribusiness Magazine (AAM) on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The theme for this speaker series is "What Policies Should Government, Non-profits and Corporations Develop to Involve More Youths in Agribusiness?”

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We are pleased to announce that the public evaluation process for the YoBloCo Awards is open! You can vote for the two best blogs of your choice in the individual category and comment on blogs in the institutional category until April 4th 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

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