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The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with several other organisations involved in innovative agricultural financing, is organising the Blending for Agriculture (Blending4Ag) conference, from 7 – 8 November 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

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In the framework of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 (CWA2016), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) through the Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (Intra-ACP APP) will be organising an onsite social reporting activity. The event will be held from 24th to 28th October 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:40

Call for submission of articles

 

ICT Update magazine is looking for articles for the forthcoming issue, which will focus on ICT entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector (or e-agriculture entrepreneurship), especially by young entrepreneurs.

CTA is interested in articles that explore and present case studies on ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship, especially led by young entrepreneurs (below 40 years of age). More specifically, they are interested in articles dealing with:

  • the opportunities and challenges that occur in e-agriculture entrepreneurship,
  • the nature and market of that kind of entrepreneurship, opportunities for youth employment,
  • the impacts of ICT entrepreneurship on agricultural development, and the implementation of profitable business models.
  • Other relevant topics include funding and investments issues, women entrepreneurs, tips for e-agriculture entrepreneurs for collaboration with telecom operators, etc.

For more information see the link: http://bit.ly/28Ptpcg

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FARA and CTA, in collaboration with YPARD and GFAR, are organising a social reporting activity in the framework of the FARA 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7) from 13 – 16 June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. To promote the event, its sessions, key messages and outcomes, about two hundred young social reporters (onsite and remote reporters) have been selected to cover the event.

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NB: Message pour les francophones: Les jeunes francophones intéressés peuvent également prendre part à cette activité et envoyer leurs contributions en français.

In the framework of the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7), the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with YPARD, will be organising a social reporting activity.  The event will be held from 13th to 16th June 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.

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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.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:45

Innovate for Agriculture (Report)

Increasing agricultural productivity in developing countries and promoting youth employment and entrepreneurship are important recommendations of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play an important role. Young entrepreneurs using ICT innovations are particularly suited to contribute to increased agricultural productivity and sustainability given their inventiveness, energy and capacity to take risks.

An increasing number of young innovative entrepreneurs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are developing ICTs for agriculture solutions to support agricultural value chains, providing employment and livelihood opportunities.

To highlight ACP entrepreneurs’ important contribution and to emphasise the need for strengthening their endeavours, CTA, in collaboration with Ashoka's Youth Venture, has produced the publication Innovate for Agriculture.

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Agribusiness and entrepreneurship are two critical areas which have a strong potential to increase employment opportunities for youth and to boost economies in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Similarly, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is modernising the agricultural sector and providing more opportunities for youth. In particular, young farmers who apply ICT tools and skills to their farming businesses generally have higher yields, incomes and social status.

How can these trends be sustained? What inclusive employment strategies can effectively be put in place? How can we bring more youth into agricultural entrepreneurship? These and other questions prioritising young people's needs will be debated at the upcoming Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI), set to take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 until 31 March 2016.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:56

ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa (Report)

Within the framework of the 2015 Africa Agriculture Status Report developed by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with partners including CTA, which focused on Youth in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, CTA contributed a chapter on: "ICT and Youth in Agriculture" and "Innovative and Inclusive Finance for Youth in Agriculture" to the report. The objective of the chapter on “ICT and Youth in Agriculture” was to examine the role ICTs are playing in supporting youth engagement in agriculture in Africa, and to explore the current status, usages and emerging trends.

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Within the framework of the 2015 Africa Agriculture Status Report developed by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with partners including CTA, which focused on "Youth in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa", CTA contributed two chapters on: "Innovative and Inclusive Finance for Youth in Agriculture" and "ICT and Youth in Agriculture" to the report.

The chapter on “Innovative and inclusive finance for youth in agriculture” focused on analysing youth access to credit, savings, insurance or other forms of financing to promote their entrepreneurship drive.

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