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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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On September 30, 2015, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) launched the 2015 Africa Agriculture Status Report in Lusaka, Zambia. This report was specifically focused on "Youth in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa", highlight the challenges and the opportunities for African youth in agriculture. CTA, via the ARDYIS project, contributed two chapters on: "Innovative and Inclusive Finance for Youth in Agriculture" and "ICT and Youth in Agriculture" to the status report.

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Over 63 percent of the total population in Sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas where agriculture remains the single largest source of employment and income. The transformation of subsistence agriculture and embarking on an agribusiness development path will drive economic growth, while providing increased employment opportunities and enhanced livelihoods for people living in poverty. Some field-based practical experiences and lessons now show promise for improving the employment opportunities of young people through agribusiness. From the point of view of farmers, producers and other actors in the value chain, there are opportunities to build agribusinesses through skills and training, technology and finance in order to improve productivity and add value to products.

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Jeudi 20 Février 2014 07:52

The 40 Chances Fellows program

The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund four 40 Chances Fellows with the most innovative social enterprise plans that use strategies built on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.  These social enterprises must seek to address issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.

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FARA is the apex organization for agricultural research for development in Africa. The FARA Secretariat is the lead institution for Pillar IV of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which encompasses agricultural research and technology dissemination and adoption. FARA works closely with sub-regional organizations (SROs) and national agricultural research and extension systems to ensure effective implementation of CAADP activities. FARA is seeking to recruit a qualified individual to join its team as Social Media Intern.

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Interview avec Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, du Zimbabwe, qui travaille pour le Réseau d’analyse des politiques alimentaires, agricoles et des ressources naturelles (FANRPAN), où elle coordonne le projet Jeunes et agriculture. Elle gère également le projet Accès des femmes aux marchés (WARM) destiné à renforcer la capacité des paysannes à influencer les politiques agricoles en Afrique Australe.

"L’accent accru mis sur les chaînes de valeur ces dernières années a offert aux jeunes davantage d’occasions d’accéder à des carrières intéressantes dans le secteur alimentaire et agricole. Les gouvernements doivent désormais élaborer des politiques qui tirent parti de l’énergie et de l’esprit d’initiative des jeunes afin de réussir à les attirer vers le secteur."

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Le programme de formation au web 2.0 du CTA a généré un intérêt massif dans les pays ACP. Les organisations et les particuliers se sont montrés avides d’acquérir des connaissances sur les outils sociaux et les plates-formes susceptibles de soutenir leurs travaux collaboratifs, et sur la façon d’adapter les médias sociaux à leurs contextes et besoins particuliers. Mais quels groupes sont les plus fervents adeptes des outils du web 2.0 et quel impact a l’adoption de ces outils en termes de développement personnel, de changements institutionnels et de nouvelles opportunités pour les bénéficiaires dans le cadre du développement?

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Vendredi 11 Janvier 2013 11:04

1st Annual Africa Youth Assembly

Up to 200 people from Africa are being recruited to participate in the first Annual Africa Youth Assembly. The goal is to ensure that at least two young people from every African country are represented at this event, all with direct experience in youth-led development, so their valuable perspectives and realities provide a new paradigm for Africa’s development.

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CTA Youth strategy workshop About 25 young professionals, youth champions from ACP countries and partners from international organizations working on Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development were brought together by the CTA from 14th to 16th November 2012 in Wageningen, The Netherlands, to participate in its Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop.

The first part of the workshop consisted of different panels, whereby the objective was to learn from the partners.  To open the day, CTA presented key elements of its 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.

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Suite à l’évaluation publique des blogs soumis aux Prix YoBloCo, nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer les noms des 15 finalistes pour la catégorie individuelle. Nous avons enregistré au total  2214 votes, de la part de  2080 personnes (certains votants ayant accordé leur suffrage à deux blogs) et plus de 600 commentaires sur les blogs de la catégorie institutionnelle. Nous tenons à remercier tous les votants pour ces résultats éloquents et pour leur soutien.

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ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa (Report)