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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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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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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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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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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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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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ICT for agriculture, a review of Ensibuuko’s incubation

(Post written by Outbox Hub in Uganda) Ensibuuko is a web and mobile application that enables savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOs) of smallholder  rural farmers mobilise savings, receive and disburse loans easily and quickly using SMS and Mobile money. Ensibuuko is working to improve financial inclusion for rural smallholder farmers in Uganda by using

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Crowdfunding offers kickstart for hackathon champions

As a young man growing up in a farming household in rural Uganda, Opio Obwangamoi David often asked himself a question: “How could agriculture, a sector that employs 80 per cent of Uganda’s population and feeds every household, be so sidelined in the national planning process?”  In 2012, with a degree in economics and a

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