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The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is organising a Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” on 9-10 May 2013 at the FARA Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:36

Young and innovative agripreneurs WANTED!

Written by ardyis-project

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research and Development (YPARD)-Africa are searching for young agri-preneurs who would like to showcase their work during the FARA Science Week. The invited agri-preneurs will get the opportunity to exhibit their work through the market place. In addition, they would like to invite young and innovative professionals to take part in the youth and gender side-event.

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and Faculty of Agriculture (University of Mauritius), are convening a National Agricultural Youth Policy Dialogue on the 12 April, 2013 at the University of Mauritius, Reduit. The objective of the dialogue is to deliberate on the issues of youth involvement in agricultural policy processes and especially those policies aimed at mainstreaming youth. A number of studies point to the fact that youth do not necessarily play a major role in the development of policies.

FARA is the apex organization for agricultural research for development in Africa. The FARA Secretariat is the lead institution for Pillar IV of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which encompasses agricultural research and technology dissemination and adoption. FARA works closely with sub-regional organizations (SROs) and national agricultural research and extension systems to ensure effective implementation of CAADP activities. FARA is seeking to recruit a qualified individual to join its team as Social Media Intern.

How can we strengthen e-agriculture strategies and policies (holistic ICT strategies and policies dedicated to the agriculture sector) in ACP* countries?

The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),  is organizing an e-Agriculture forum to start this important discussion.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:29

Engaging youth in agriculture

Written by ardyis-project

Interview with Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, from Zimbabwe, who works at the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) where she coordinates the Youth in Agriculture project. She also manages the Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) project designed to strengthen the capacity of women farmers to influence agricultural policy development in Southern Africa.

"With a greater focus on value chains in recent years, there are now far more opportunities for young people to find rewarding careers in the food and farming sector. However, governments need to formulate policies that capitalise on the energy and entrepreneurship of the youth to successfully attract them to the sector."

The SPC Animal Health and Production team recently organised a short workshop for Year 2 students taking the Higher Diploma in Animal Health (DAH) course at Fiji National University.  The goal of the workshop, held on 8 June at SPC Nabua, was to expose the DAH students to some of the animal health activities undertaken in Fiji and the Pacific region.

Sunday, 06 June 2010 13:20

Advisory Committee

Written by Ken

The ARDYIS project's activities are implemented with the help of an Advisory Committee, composed of key institutions from the ACP regions.

Members of the Committee are:



ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa (Report)