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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 ?

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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?

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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

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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.

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Agribusiness and entrepreneurship are two critical areas which have a strong potential to increase employment opportunities for youth and to boost economies in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Similarly, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is modernising the agricultural sector and providing more opportunities for youth. In particular, young farmers who apply ICT tools and skills to their farming businesses generally have higher yields, incomes and social status.

How can these trends be sustained? What inclusive employment strategies can effectively be put in place? How can we bring more youth into agricultural entrepreneurship? These and other questions prioritising young people's needs will be debated at the upcoming Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI), set to take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 until 31 March 2016.
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Date: 25 September 2014

Time:
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT+2)

Venue:
Oval Room

Presentations:
by IICD and CTA

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (
IFAD) is organising a meeting on "ICT use to attract Young to a profitable agriculture" on 25th September 2014 in Rome, Italy.

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Last month, we launched a call for social reporters to cover the Fin4Ag International conference that will take place in Nairobi from 14 - 18 July 2014. 694 applications were received in English and French and after processing and evaluating them, 15 reporters have been selected for the on-site team and over 300 reporters will form part of the larger online team.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:33

New technologies and young talent



Young people in ACP countries are seldom attracted into agriculture. In organising its first ‘hackathon’, CTA offered young graduate computer programming development enthusiasts an opportunity to flaunt their talents and discover potential openings in the agricultural sector.

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is organising its ICT for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 4-8 November 2013. This conference will examine ways that ICTs are truly empowering producers and consumers along entire value chains. It will showcase the exciting possibilities and incredible developments taking place in this area.  The conference will have an international focus and will attract a broad range of stakeholders. About 400 delegates are expected to attend the event: farmers and community organizations, development practitioners and academia, entrepreneurs, developers, telecom operators, technology hubs, information specialists, policy makers, researchers, etc.

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Goodluck is a 35 year old progressive farmer. He starts his day early checking his smartphone for the latest news on the weather, the crops he grows and on any policy developments that may concern his business and the cooperative he is a member of.

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