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CTA has launched an online survey to have baseline information on the current uses, challenges and opportunities of ICTs for young farmers/young agro-entrepreneurs in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP). The survey is also part of a CTA contribution to a forthcoming report of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and partners on youth in agriculture in Africa.

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CTA is collaborating with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on the production the AGRA Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015, which will focus on “Youth in Agriculture”. In this regard, CTA attended a write-shop organised by AGRA in Nairobi, Kenya from 26-27 March 2015.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:37

CTA’s Youth Strategy 2013 – 2017

CTA has been supporting and promoting youth engagement in agriculture for more than 15 years. However, this Strategy is the first attempt to bring CTA’s efforts into a comprehensive policy aligned with the three goals of the Centre’s Strategic Plan 2011-2015.

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70% of our global food requirement comes from the 500 million family farms around the world (FAO, 2014). And yet, family farming is often associated with poverty as these farms usually operate on small scales (mainly for subsistence) and generate low revenues. Thus, it is not a surprise that youth are not attracted to family farming.

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Laikipia Rural Voices (LRV) emerged as the winner of the best blog for East Africa in the institutional category of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) in 2014. With over 400 articles, the blog has been instrumental in sharing knowledge from the field to the youth, and as a result, many young people have developed an interest in agriculture and are now actively engaged into farming.

Read more on the YoBloCo Website: http://bit.ly/1ENaNRo

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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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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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Agriculture players who are attending the ICT4ag conference 2013 in Kigali are convinced that ICT-enabled projects being developed by young people can lead to the intended agricultural transformation in due time.

 

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Monday, 12 August 2013 19:26

Migration: a development journey...

My name is Grace Muinga, an agricultural economist by profession. I have a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Agriculture Economics from Egerton University in Kenya and University of Reading, UK respectively. I hail from Kenya. I have a passion for improving the food security situation in developing countries as well as reducing uncertainty and risk in the agriculture environment so as to increase investments and improve decision making. I am also keen on improving livelihoods in Kenya as well as Africa.

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Winners of the YoBloCo Awards announced at the Fin4Ag Conference!