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We are pleased to announce the names of the 15 finalists for the YoBloCo Awards – individual category, resulting from the voting process that took place from 5 to 31 December 2011. During this period, for the individual category, we received a total of 2214 votes, from 2080 people (voting for two blogs was possible) and more than 600 comments for the institutional category. This is a great outcome, and we would like to thank voters and everyone again for your support and your interest in this initiative.

The CTA’s ARDYIS Project and its partners are proud to announce that public evaluation is now open for the “Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition” (YoBloCo Awards)!

Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:33

YoBloCo Awards Frequently Asked Questions

Written by ardyis-project

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.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), an international organization based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, has an opening for an intern for a period of 6 months, renewable only once. The intern will work as a member of the CTA Communications Services Team.

yobloco contest logoThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards). This contest is launched in the framework of the ARDYIS initiative which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries using  Information Technology.

The finals (oral presentations) of the CTA ARDYIS Essay Contest as well as the prize giving ceremony will be held during the CTA Week 2010 events in Pretoria, South Africa.

Sunday, 06 June 2010 13:23

Networking and knowledge sharing

Written by Ken

These activities will encourage networking between youth participating in the project and knowledge sharing. A social networking platform will be created. Participation in conferences will inform youth and consolidate their knowledge about opportunities to use ICTs in agriculture and rural areas, new prospects for agriculture, job opportunities, etc..

To launch ARDYIS, the first two activities designed are the essay writing contest and a training on blogging and web 2.0 for development. The training will be tailored to the level of participants; it will take place at in December 2010 or early in 2011. 30 best entrants to the essay writing competition will be selected to attend it.  The training outputs will be linked to other future activities.

In parallel to the training, a one-day consultative and networking meeting will be organized.

Other training will be organized or supported in the future.

Monday, 14 June 2010 13:22

Essay writing competition

Written by Ken

Deadline for submitting applications extended to 15 August 2010!


Youth finding solutions to challenges in agriculture and rural development using ICT !


Win up to 1,500 euros and improve your capacity!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET , is organizing an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. This is the first activity of the project “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) initiated by CTA; this project aims at raising the awareness and capacity of youth on the issues of rural and agricultural development for ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries through new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

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