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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.

There is a general perception that youth in agriculture, perhaps like their counterparts in other fields, often find themselves on the fringes of regional and global agricultural development discourses due a number of factors – among which are limited access to resources and platforms that can aid their active participation.

To address this concern, several governments and development organisations working with youth have, in the past years, developed strategies to engage youth in agriculture, encourage their participation in agriculture development discussions, and stimulate their energies towards contributing to finding solutions to some of agriculture’s problems – especially in the developing world.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has been one of the organisations at the forefront of this provision of support to youth in agriculture. Drawing on its Youth Strategy, which defines its engagement with young people in the field, CTA has made and continues to make significant contributions to the appeal of agriculture as a profession for youth and the development of young people engaged in the field.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que le CTA organise un évènement Plug & Play lors de la prochaine conférence sur le marché des céréales en Afrique de l’Ouest qui se tiendra en Novembre 2016 à Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.

L’Evènement Plug & Play est « le rendez-vous numérique pour l’agriculture » qui permet aux innovateurs de faire la démonstration de leurs outils et systèmes ICT4Ag, à tour de rôle, offrant ainsi aux participants l’occasion d’expérimenter autant d’innovations auxquels ils s’intéressent.

Vous êtes développeur d’application ou fournisseur de services TICs pour l’agriculture ?

We are glad to announce that CTA will host a Plug & Play Event during the next conference on Grain Trade in West Africa, in November 2016, in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.

CTA’s Plug & Play Event is the « Tech-Dating for Agriculture » which allows ICT4Ag innovators to demonstrate their systems in-turns thereby allowing participants to experience as many innovations that is of interest.

Are you an application developer or an ICT service for agriculture provider?

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with several other organisations involved in innovative agricultural financing, is organising the Blending for Agriculture (Blending4Ag) conference, from 7 – 8 November 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

In the framework of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 (CWA2016), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) through the Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (Intra-ACP APP) will be organising an onsite social reporting activity. The event will be held from 24th to 28th October 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Il s’est tenu à Kinshasa, du 29 février au 04 mars 2016, un atelier sur “Opportunité d'apprentissage du Web 2.0 et des Médias Sociaux (web2fordev)”. Organisé par le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale ACP-UE (CTA) et l’Institut international d'agriculture tropicale (IITA) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), cet atelier était une opportunité pour initier quelques agripreneurs et autres participants à une sélection d’applications du Web 2.0 et apprendre à les utiliser de manière pratique et participative. Les participants, parmi lesquels nous trouvons quelques agripreneurs, ont eu l’opportunité de suivre et de prendre part à la pratique de ces applications innovantes.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:40

Call for submission of articles

 

ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for the forthcoming issue, which will focus on ICT entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector (or e-agriculture entrepreneurship), especially by young entrepreneurs.

CTA is interested in articles that explore and present case studies on ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship, especially led by young entrepreneurs (below 40 years of age). More specifically, they are interested in articles dealing with:

  • the opportunities and challenges that occur in e-agriculture entrepreneurship,
  • the nature and market of that kind of entrepreneurship, opportunities for youth employment,
  • the impacts of ICT entrepreneurship on agricultural development, and the implementation of profitable business models.
  • Other relevant topics include funding and investments issues, women entrepreneurs, tips for e-agriculture entrepreneurs for collaboration with telecom operators, etc.

For more information see the link: http://bit.ly/28Ptpcg

 

To support the outreach of the 7th Africa Agricultural Science Week (AASW7) which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 13-16 June 2016, and amplify the outreach of the outcomes of the conference, CTA has supported 8 young social reporters from across Africa to join their colleagues from YPARD in Rwanda for a social reporting activity in the framework of the AASW7 conference. Today, they are kick-starting event with a training for the social reporters. A total number of 28 On-site Reporters will work together with a larger, close to 200, team of online reporters for this event.

Meet the on-site reporters. You can start following them on Twitter!

FARA and CTA, in collaboration with YPARD and GFAR, are organising a social reporting activity in the framework of the FARA 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7) from 13 – 16 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. To promote the event, its sessions, key messages and outcomes, about two hundred young social reporters (onsite and remote reporters) have been selected to cover the event.

NB: Message pour les francophones: Les jeunes francophones intéressés peuvent également prendre part à cette activité et envoyer leurs contributions en français.

In the framework of the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with YPARD, will be organising a social reporting activity.  The event will be held from 13th to 16th June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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