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Jamaican app to be launched after hackathon on climate-smart agriculture

A Jamaican-designed app that connects farmers to markets and helps them to plan their planting season has won funding from an investor after being shortlisted for the finals of the CTA Hackathon on Climate Smart Agriculture. Called RevoFarm, the app was developed by a team of three young Jamaicans and was one of eight finalists in

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Moving towards enhanced agricultural open data in the Caribbean

An inquiry into open data in the Caribbean has found that the agriculture sector could benefit significantly if information was more freely available and widely shared. The CTA report, Agricultural Open Data in the Caribbean, is part of an investigation by the Centre into how open data can contribute to agricultural knowledge acquisition, effective ICT4Ag apps development,

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ICT4Ag: Mercy Corps and Ensibuuko to deepen financial inclusion in Uganda through mobile banking

Kampala, Uganda – Ensibuuko is excited to announce its partnership with Mercy Corps Uganda’s Agri-Fin Mobile program to improve efficiency in the operation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) and to provide rural smallholder farmers with the full benefits mobile financial services.

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Apply now: CTA Youth Call for Proposals

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge,

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Michael Hailu: How ICTs Will Transform Agriculture

In this guest post, Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) outlines how ICTs can entice young people into agricultural professions and modernize the sector. When I first met Gerald Otim and Opio David at CTA’s first agricultural hackathon in 2013, they had their heads locked together, preparing the

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Pictures of the Finals of AgriHack Talent Caribbean at CWA2014

About the event: Eight teams of young application developers, coming from six Caribbean countries took part in the Regional Finals of the AgriHack Talent competition at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Paramaribo, Suriname from 5 – 9 October 2014. During the various sessions at the finals, the participants received advice from experts in agriculture and

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Young Jamaican team wins AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest at 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

And the winner is… Node420, from Jamaica. The team’s application, also called Node420, offers real-time weather analysis and automatic yield forecasts for farmers. The AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest, organised by CTA and partners, came to a close during the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture, held this week in Paramaribo, Suriname. The winning teams designed agricultural

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Winners of the AgriHack Talent Caribbean announced!

Eight teams of young application developers, coming from six Caribbean countries took part in the Regional Finals of the AgriHack Talent competition at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Paramaribo, Suriname from 5 – 9 October 2014. During the various sessions at the finals, the participants received advice from experts in agriculture and ICT, and

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Discover and engage with the AgriHack Talent programme

Do you want to discover, further discover or engage with the AgriHack Talent Program? CTA has  launched the AgriHack Talent programme aiming at encouraging young people to develop ICT applications, entrepreneurship spirit and businesses for agriculture. It includes competitions to develop, via hackathons or other coding sessions, ICT applications  for agriculture, capacity building sessions and

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Winners of the St Kitts and Nevis leg of the AgriHack Talent Caribbean announced

(Original article by written by: zizonline.com – more below) Basseterre, St. Kitts — The combined team of People Employment Programme (PEP) graphic designers and marketers, and Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) programmers and researchers has won the St. Kitts-Nevis leg of AgriHack Talent Caribbean competition. Three teams participated in the local challenge named CODE SKN

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