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What is ARDYIS?

ARDYIS is a framework of actions which aims to raise the capacity and opportunities of youth in agriculture through ICTs in ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).

Its key activities include the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) and the AgriHack Talent initiative.

By Chris Mwangi from Kenya: East African Regional Winner of the CTA ARDYIS Essay contest

Currently, Kenya has four active mobile operators. The technology is the prime mode of communication in the country. Since its introduction, the industry has picked up quickly and remarkably, covering most of the geographical areas of the country and has contributed greatly to local peoples’ livelihoods.

Par Dacko Goudjo Gabriel du Cameroun: lauréat de la région d'Afrique Centrale du concours de rédaction ARDYIS

Le Cameroun, pays situé dans le golfe de Guinée, couvre une  superficie de 475 650 km2 comptait au 1er Janvier 2010, 19 406 100 habitants (BUCREP, 3e RGPH, 2005).

By Anthony Itodo Samuel from Nigeria: West African Regional Winner of the CTA ARDYIS Essay contest

Nigeria’s economy is overwhelmingly agrarian. In 1999 70% of Nigeria’s labor force was involved in agriculture. In 2009 agriculture accounted for 33.4% of Nigeria’s GDP, while 70% of the population lived below the poverty line in 2007.

Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:19

Riten not just the agriculture graduate

Riten Gosai

"SPAN’s issue of October and November featured Riten Gosai as one of the finalist for the CTA ARDYIS essay competition on the theme “Youth finding solutions to challenges in agriculture and rural development using ICTs” He was finally announced the winner for the Pacific in this essay competition. But on the 17th December 2010, Riten was awarded his Bachelor of Agriculture at the USP, Alafua Campus Graduation. It was indeed sweet success for this Nadi born young man as his hard work and commitment throughout his three years of study was distinctively awarded with the Gold Medal and the Minister of Agriculture Prize for the Most Outstanding Bachelor of Agriculture Graduate. He also won the Telefoni Retzlaff Memorial Prize for the Most Outstanding results in Animal husbandry and the Chan Mow Prize of $250 for the Most Outstanding Results in Agricultural Economics, Extensions and Education."

(Article published in the newsletter SPAN (from the University of South Pacific) Vol 35, No. 11 December 2010 ISSN 1015 - 950)

Listen here to an interview of Riten Gosai (video).

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