Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:40

WSIS 2016 Session: Accelerating ICT for Agriculture Entrepreneurship to Promote Youth Livelihoods

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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.

However, young entrepreneurs still face several challenges such as insufficient capacity in e-agriculture entrepreneurship, non-existent or weak linkages with investors, weak knowledge of the agriculture sector, etc. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has been supporting a number of initiatives relating to these issues such as the AgriHack Talent program hackathon.ict4ag.org of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) Project which won the 2015 WSIS Forum Prize (e-agriculture category).

Within this framework, tomorrow (5 May, 2016), CTA will be hosting a session on "Accelerating ICT for Agriculture Entrepreneurship to Promote Youth Livelihoods and Sustainable Development", in collaboration with ITU, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) in Geneva, Switzerland. The session willl involve young agtech entrepreneurs from various countries, international business and government experts. At the session, some young ICT entrepreneurs spotlighted in the CTA's recent Innovate for Agriculture publication (Innovate for Agriculture) will be discussing how this emerging form of entrepreneurship can be further developed and supported, as an avenue to develop youth employment opportunities, innovations in the agri-food sector, and ensure food security. Time is 15 - 16.30 (CET).

 

For more details, see the link: http://bit.ly/1T0TMOJ

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