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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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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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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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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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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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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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