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To be launched soon: Pitch AgriHack to advance e-agriculture entrepreneurship!

  Pitch AgriHack! is a new component of the AgriHack Talent program of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA www.cta.int ). It is a bootcamp followed by a pitching competition for existing e-agriculture start-ups, giving them eventually opportunities to consolidate, pilot or upscale their platforms and services. The ultimate objectives are

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Launch of the Fish Farming AgriHack in West Africa

New innovations continue to revolutionise the way we carry out fish farming. In an increasingly digital world, mobile solutions are also being called upon to tackle some of the challenges that the sector faces. In line with this, the Youth-Enabled Fish Farming AgriHack (YEFFA) project was selected last year by CTA following the launch of

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Meet the winners of the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge

The winners of the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge, which took place from 28 November to 02 December 2015 in Durban in South Africa, were announced on 2nd December, at the closing ceremony of the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture, African Edition (GFIA Africa). For more information, go to event’s website http://durban-agrihack.ict4ag.org/

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Videos of the Finals of the AgriHack Talent Caribbean activity

Below you will find several videos of the Finals of the AgriHack Talent Caribbean activity. The first video is a 7 min film on the overall activity. The other videos present teams of finalists, including winners, talking about their product and their experience of the activity. More will be shared in the coming days here.

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The Durban AgriHack Challenge is now open: Win cash prize and develop your career opportunities!

After the successful implementation of two editions of the AgriHack Talent initiative, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to launch the Durban Agrihack Talent Challenge! This event is organised in the framework of the Global Forum on Innovations in Agriculture in Africa (GFIA Africa) Conference, in collaboration with the Durban University of Technology

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Pest Contol Mobile Application, and Much More

Troy Weekes and Mortimer Seale shares the possibilities that their mobile application CropGuard can offer to address pest control and help farmers. While initially a pest control prototype, networking and brainstorming with communities have revealed a myriad of other uses that the application can fulfil. Read more on the ARDYID website http://bit.ly/Cropguard-barbados

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The Future Google of Agricultural Land Information

Rose Funja explains how ICTs offer new opportunities for land management for farmers and entrepreneurs in Tanzania and everywhere. She developed with her colleague Grace a winning prototype now almost fully launched. She shares some of the lessons learned throughout this process. Read more on the ARDYIS website  here http://bit.ly/Agrinfo-future-google

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MOBIS : aider les agriculteurs à accéder au crédit et à mieux gérer leurs finances

Il était une fois, dans l’Ouganda rural, un petit enfant dont la mère ne parvenait pas à cultiver pleinement son demi-hectare de terrain, faute de moyens. Aujourd’hui, David Opio est uni entrepreneur ambitieux. Ce jeune passionné des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC), s’attelle à améliorer les moyens de subsistance des paysans en Ouganda. Trop

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CTA wins international prize for youth and ICTs project

CTA’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project has won an international award in the 2015 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes. After being shortlisted earlier this year, the ARDYIS entry was proclaimed winner of the e-agriculture category following a round of online voting and a review by

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Young woman in ICT4Ag: a case-study of FarmDrive

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is very often perceived as a male-dominated field. But CTA’s experience through the Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project, has shown quite a different picture.

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