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Venue: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Date and Time: 27 - 31 July 2013 (09:00 – 17:00)

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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Caribbean Farmers Network (CAFAN) is organizing a Web 2.0 Training and Exchange Workshop on 27 - 31 July 2013. The training, focused on blogging, will be held in the framework of the upcoming launch of the Second Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) organized by the ARDYIS project.

The Google Innovation Awards 2013 (Agriculture Innovation category) went to the Youth Agro Environmental initiative, a Kenyan firm that runs a campaign focused on bringing youth back to agriculture. The winners were announced yesterday at the Connected Kenya Summit in Mombassa.

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Download the ARDYIS leaflet describing our activities on ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship in agriculture for more information!

 

Click here to download: Supporting youth-led ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture

ICTs have proved to be effective tools in stimulating young people’s interest in agriculture. The added value of these technologies for youth in agriculture lies at least at three levels: ICTs offer new marketing tools to enhance more than in the past (youth-led) agricultural businesses; ICTs help promote agricultural interest and opportunities for youth, and finally, they bring about new jobs linked to agricultural software and ICT-based agribusinesses (mobile applications (mAgri), market information systems, etc).

On the occasion of the 2012 Conference of the African Chapter of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) the ARDYIS project organized a series of activities, which took place from 20 to 23 May in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In this page you can find the resources resulting from those events, including reports and photos.

On the last day of the IAALD conference, the second meeting of the ARDYIS Advisory Committee has also taken place. The meeting, celebrating the second anniversary of the ARDYIS project, was held to review the past activities of the project and discussing the perspectives for the future.

Participants of the stakeholder consultative meeting on youth, ICT and agricultural entrepreneurship in Africa Involving youth in agricultural development and decision making processes is key to ensuring sustainable development in Africa, and framing this within the context of ICTs and entrepreneurship provides a valuable dimension to the discourse of agricultural modernization and prosperity. Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of African Union Commission, said this while officiating at a workshop held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 March 2012, on youth, ICT and entrepreneurship in agriculture, organised by Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA) and NEPAD E-Africa Programme.

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NB : The deadline to submit entries has been extended to 25 September 2011 for North African entrants. For the other African regions, sufficient entries has been received and the contest is closed.

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) have joined forces in celebrating NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary. The two institutions are jointly organising within this framework two competitions:

  • An essay competition on the theme “Looking at ICTs and entrepreneurship in agriculture and rural development through the eyes of women and the youth”. The competition is open to young African people, between 18 and 35 years. Students, journalists, and young entrepreneurs, are particularly encouraged to participate. Each winner will win EUR 1000 and participate in the celebration of NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary! For more information, read the announcement of the essay competition here.
  • A photo competition on the theme: “Looking at ICTs, agriculture and climate change in Africa through the eyes of women and the youth”. This competition is open to amateur and professional African photographers. The winners will receive a prize trophy of EUR 800 and have the opportunity to join the NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary! More information are available on the announcement of the photo competition here.

Entries will be submitted in English or French. The Awards recognize excellence across a number of categories (one targeting particularly women). The competitions aim notably to contribute to reflecting over the advancement of  the African development agenda and to recognize young talents.

NB: Download the announcements in pdf directly here:

Nepad@10

 

Deadline extended to 25 September 2011 for North Africa

 


Enter the competition to win a prize trophy of EUR 800 and join the NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary!


The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency have joined forces in celebrating NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary. Within this context to reflect over the advance of the African development agenda, CTA and the NEPAD Agency are jointly organising a photo competition under the theme; “Looking at ICTs, agriculture, entrepreneurship and climate change in Africa through the eyes of women and the youth”. This contest also falls in the framework of CTA activities on Youth, Women and ICTs.

nepad@10

 

Deadline extended to 25 September 2011 for North Africa



Enter the competition to win EUR 1000 and join NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary!

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) have joined forces in celebrating NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary. It is within this context of reflecting over the advancement of  the African development agenda, that the two institutions are jointly organising an essay competition under the theme; “Looking at ICTs and entrepreneurship in agriculture and rural development through the eyes of women and the youth”.

Group Pictures ARDYIS Workshop 2011

Launched by participants from the ACP regions at the “Youth Exchange and Training Workshop on Web 2.0 for Agricultural and Rural Development” (Accra, Ghana, 7 to 11 March, 2011)

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