Agriculture does not only need the young to replace the old farmer but also to bring innovations that modernise the sector and strengthen it, so that they also benefit from it. The application of new ICTs in agriculture particularly confirms that assertion.
This session will be led by a panel of four dynamic young professionals from Africa, the Pacific and Latin America who have launched or are involved in key initiatives in transforming their communities.
Jahve’s association is with using ICTs and social media to sensitise youths to organic agriculture; Alloysius and his team have created a company that improves communication via ICTs with smallholder farmers; Joseph has developed ICT platforms that support the marketing of young agricultural businesses; and Miriama has contributed to the development and implementation of agricultural policies for youth in her region.
The challenges faced by these young people, their stakeholders and organizations in the implementation of these activities, as well as the policy implications in particular for governments and regional/international institutions will be discussed. These cases are models that will inspire other young people seeking to consolidate the future of ACP agriculture.
This is the session not to miss at ICT4Ag!
It is Organised by: KINU, CTA and will be held at the Bulera Room on Nov 5, 13:30 – 15:00
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