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Launch of the 2nd Edition of YoBloCo Awards at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture!

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with CAFAN, FARA, Yam-Pukri, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET and e-Agriculture is launching today, the 2nd Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Guyana.

This contest is organised in the framework of the ARDYIS project, which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). 

The aims of this blog competition are to:

  • Put into limelight issues, successes and challenges faced by youth engaged in: agriculture in urban and rural areas;
  • Encourage the production of information and the use of new information and communication technologies by young farmers’ groups and organisations interested in the “youth in agriculture” question;
  • Promote the sharing of information on the issues of agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

The launch ceremony will take place at the International Conference Centre, Lilendaal, East, Coast Demerara, Guyana from 5:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m (GMT-4). 

The Coordinator of the ARDYIS Project at CTA, Mr. Ken Lohento, the Chief Coordinator of CAFAN, Mr. Jethro Greene and Mr Lamon Rutten, Programme Manager at CTA would be present at the launch ceremony.

More information on the YoBloCo Awards and about how to participate in the competition will be available on this site after the official launch.

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture and the launch ceremony of the YoBloCo Awards can be followed on Twitter with Hashtag #CWA2013

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 01:06


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