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Youth Session at the ICT4Ag conference!

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and other key partners is organising the International ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda, from 4-8 November 2013.

During the conference, a youth session on "Capacity Development, Youth, and ICTs In Agriculture" will take place on 5th November.

Session 10: Capacity Development, Youth, and ICTs In Agriculture

[Time:] Nov 5, 2013
[Location:] Room: Bulera
[Duration:] 13:30 - 15:00

Agriculture does not only need youth to replace the old farmer but also to bring innovations that modernise the sector and strengthen it, so that youths also benefit from it. The application of new ICTs in agriculture particularly confirms that assertion. This session will be led by a panel of four dynamic young professionals from Africa and Latin America who have launched or are involved in key initiatives in transforming their communities. Jahve’s association is using ICTs and social media to sensitize youths to organic agriculture; Alloysius and his team have created a company that improves communication via ICTs with smallholder farmers; Joseph has developed ICT platform that support the marketing of young agricultural businesses; and Ernest has developed an application that improves farming education and information to farmers, in particular to encourage youth’s engagement. The challenges faced by these youths, their stakeholders and organisations in the implementation of these activities, as well as the policy implications in particular for governments; regional and international institutions will be discussed. Cases to be discussed constitute models that will inspire other youths in search for consolidating the future of ACP agriculture and their opportunities. This is THE session you don’t have to miss at the ICT4Ag Conference!


Catherinerose Barretto (KINU, Tanzania)

Ken Lohento (CTA)


Jahvé Mescco Condori, Asociación Nacional de Productores ecológicos del Perú (ANPE PERU)

Agroecological youth using ICT to market environmentally organic products

Alloysius Attah, CEO, Farmerline

Farmerline: Improved communication pathway for smallholder farmers

Ernest James Mwalusanya, Developer, Farming Instructor, Tanzânia

Farming Instructor, an application to strengthen youth’s engagement in agriculture as a means of self-employment

Joseph Macharia, ACLECOPS (Kenya)

Inspiring Youth to Participate in Agricultural Activities by Harnessing the Power of  Radio, Social Media and SMS in Kenya


More information on the ICT4Ag website:

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