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YoBloCo Awards Frequently Asked Questions

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The YoBloCo awards is a blog competition on Youth and agriculture launched by CTA in partnership with FARA, Yam-Pukri Association, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET, within the framework of ARDYIS project. This article presents the most frequently asked questions about the Awards.

1.What is ARDYIS?

ARDYIS stands for Agriculture Rural Development Youth in the Information Society. It aims at raising youth awareness and capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries through ICTs.

ARDYIS activities contribute to the promotion of opportunities for youth in ACP countries in the agricultural, rural development and ICT sectors.
It is a CTA project implemented in partnership with the following institutions: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE), Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet), Caribbean farmers’ Network (CAFAN), Yam-Pukri association and African Youth Foundation (AYF).

2.What is CTA?

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. We operate under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement. When it was set up, in 1984, CTA was given the challenging task of improving the flow of information among stakeholders in agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

More information on http://www.cta.int/.

3.Start and end dates of the competition

The competition was launched on June 27, 2011 and the deadline for submission will be on October 31, 2011 at 6 PM GMT.

4.When can I submit my blog?

You can submit your blog anytime from July 31, 2011 to October 31, 2011.

5.How are blogs going to be voted online?

More information will be provided on the website.

6.I have technical problem to create my blog. Can CTA provide some help?

CTA is not providing any support for the creation and design of the blog.  You are free to request local assistance for the technical design of the blog. CTA will not pay any cost related to blog creation or its update.

7.How I create a blog?

CTA is not providing any support for the creation and design of the blog.  You are free to request local assistance for the technical design of the blog. CTA will not pay any cost related to blog creation or its update.
However to create your blog, the links below can give you some information.

8.I have created my blog. Where can I host it?

Many organizations provide space to host blogs. Some examples are listed below just for information. Most of them are free. CTA is not linked to any of these organisations. Please check which one fits your need the best.
Blogger: www.blogger.com/
WordPress: http://wordpress.com/
TypePad: http://www.typepad.com/
Squarespace: http://www.squarespace.com/
LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/
Afriblog: http://www.afriblog.com/index.asp (Africa)
Gleaner Blogs: http://gleanerblogs.com/ (Jamaïca)
Tripod: http://www.tripod.lycos.com/
IvoireBlog: http://www.ivoire-blog.com/ (Africa)
Blog solidaires du monde: http://www.solidairesdumonde.org/

You can also host your blog on your organisation’s website or get your own webpage with a hosting agency. Check with your organization or on the web if you need more details.

9.I have a personal blog but I also want to represent my institution/organisation.

A person working for an organisation can submit his personal blog and he can also submit one blog on behalf of his organisation.

10.How many blogs can an institution or an individual submit?

Two maximum.

11.We are more than 2 people and we want to participate in the blog contest. Is it possible?

If you are several people and act as a group, we suggest that you find an organisation that can sponsor/recommend your group and submit it within the institutional category.

If you do not wish to submit within the institutional category, only one person has to submit the blog and represent you. In case of victory, CTA will give the award to your representative and will have no other responsibility about it.

12.We are a farmer organization and we wish to participate. Some of our members are above 35 years old.

You are allowed to participate if at least one member of your organisation is between 18 to 35 years old.

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