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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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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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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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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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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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“Team Agri-Info” wins Trinidad-leg of AgriHack Talent Competition!

Friday 12th September, 2014 saw the awarding of four students of the Success Laventille Composite and St George’s College with the winning prize for the Trinidad leg of the Regional AgriHack Competition. The Form Four students Kris Adams, Mikaeel Andrews, Nicholai Rajkumar and Jairaj Singh call themselves ‘Team Agri-Info‘. They were also adjudged the People’s

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Hackathon Consultative Meeting

On 15-16 July 2013, a preparatory meeting was held in Kigali for the Hackathon that will take place during the ICT4Ag conference in November. Participants from East African countries came from the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT),  the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, ICT hubs,

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Supporting ICT innovations and entrepreneurship that enhance agriculture

A hackathon is an event during which computer programmers (and development stakeholders when required) collaborate in a short period of time to develop an ICT application or platform addressing a specific challenge. CTA is presently offering East African computer programmers a fantastic opportunity to display their skills through an innovative five-week regional Agri-Hackathon Championship!

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