Supporting ICT capacity building and opportunities for young agro-entrepreneurs 

ICT Update

Activities related to ICT capacity building and opportunities for young farmers and agro-entrepreneurs include:

  • Youth and Green Jobs (FIJEV) project, in collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (International Organisation of La Francophonie). Project activities included an online exchange, the co-organisation of an international conference on youth and green jobs in Niger, and providing grants to selected small green entrepreneurial initiatives.
    Read more at: http://ardyis.cta.int/fijev/
  • CTA supports several youth projects in various ACP regions following the call for proposals on: Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains.
    You can read more about this here: Youth Call for Proposals and on the ARDYIS website.
  • A regional agribusiness online television channel – WebTV launched in 2016 in francophone Africa, supported by CTA. This WebTV promotes youth agribusiness in French-speaking African countries.
  • A project supporting capacity building in climate smart agriculture and agribusiness will be launched in 2016 in Zambia targeting 300 young farmers, in collaboration with Development Aid from People by People.
  • A virtual agribusiness incubation platform supporting Caribbean young agro-entrepreneurs will be launched in 2016, in collaboration with Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

More information http://goo.gl/xYnnzS

Past key activities

Key publications

  • ICT4Ag Entrepreneurship Guide, CTA, upcoming
  • Innovate for Agriculture, CTA, upcoming

Some results

Main partners

ARDYIS main partners and advisory committee are:

Caribbean Farmers Network (CAFAN)
African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry, and Natural Resource Education (ANAFE)
African Youth Foundation (AYF)
The Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet)
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

More information

Read more on these activities on the ARDYIS website

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