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yobloco contest logoThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards). This contest is launched in the framework of the ARDYIS initiative which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries using  Information Technology.

By Mamata Pokharel on April 5, 2011 0

As part of the upcoming World Bank Open Forum on the food crisis, we have been asking everyone for ideas on how to put food first for the almost 1 billion people who go to bed hungry today.

A lot of the solutions offered center around increasing agriculture productivity, improving distribution networks, and making sure we don’t waste food. But one of the ideas on the World Bank facebook page made me pause. Julius Ayi wrote: “I believe governments must also encourage youth to work in agriculture.”

Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:19

Riten not just the agriculture graduate

Riten Gosai

"SPAN’s issue of October and November featured Riten Gosai as one of the finalist for the CTA ARDYIS essay competition on the theme “Youth finding solutions to challenges in agriculture and rural development using ICTs” He was finally announced the winner for the Pacific in this essay competition. But on the 17th December 2010, Riten was awarded his Bachelor of Agriculture at the USP, Alafua Campus Graduation. It was indeed sweet success for this Nadi born young man as his hard work and commitment throughout his three years of study was distinctively awarded with the Gold Medal and the Minister of Agriculture Prize for the Most Outstanding Bachelor of Agriculture Graduate. He also won the Telefoni Retzlaff Memorial Prize for the Most Outstanding results in Animal husbandry and the Chan Mow Prize of $250 for the Most Outstanding Results in Agricultural Economics, Extensions and Education."

(Article published in the newsletter SPAN (from the University of South Pacific) Vol 35, No. 11 December 2010 ISSN 1015 - 950)

Listen here to an interview of Riten Gosai (video).

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