Category: Conference

ICT4ag Conference-Call for content is now open!

Do you have stories, case studies or solutions on ICTs and agricultural and rural development that you would like to share with a global audience? Will your contribution to the ICT4Ag conference teach and inspire? If so, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the submission form, outlining your proposal, how you would like to present it… Read more →

CropLife Ghana Workshop: Code of Conduct Training Workshop held at African Regent Hotel, Accra-20th Feb, 2013

CropLife Ghana, an active association of major importers of agrochemicals products, fertilizers and seeds in Ghana have held a training workshop on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct (CoC) for safe utilization of pesticides in Ghana on Wednesday 20th February, 2013. The workshop was held at The African Regent Hotel, Accra. You may follow the live tweets… Read more →

The Yara Prize 2013-For A Green Revolution in Africa

As part of the company’s centennial celebration in 2005 – and in response to the call for an African Green Revolution – Yara launched its prize to recognize outstanding contributions to African agriculture. In 2013, the Yara Prize will have a specific focus on young women and men who are making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to… Read more →

COMMUNIQUE FROM YOUTH LEADERS AT THE AGRI BUSINESS FORUM 2012

25-28th NOVEMBER 2012 DAKAR, SENEGAL We, Youth representatives, farmers, Private sector actors, Civil Society Leaders and Young entrepreneurs from across Africa participating in the Agri Business Forum 2012, held between 25-28th November 2012, hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by EMRC, UNDP and Pan ACC in collaboration with F.A.O, Rabo Bank Foundation, FARA, Uni BRAIN, KWARA state government,… Read more →

Youth unemployment in Africa – enhancing appropriate skills and job creation!

By Marina Cherbonnier (@marinadev) I was invited by GYIN (Global Youth Innovation Network) to attend – on behalf of YPARD – the presentation of the African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment, at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), on Friday 8 June 2012. The presentation included a short macro-economic overview and a discussion on youth employment enhancement. This… Read more →

Sullivan Summit IX to Host the Global Youth Innovation Network Forum

Sullivan Summit IX to Host the Global Youth Innovation Network Forum in Equatorial Guinea, Creating Economic Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders. Washington D.C., July 6th, 2012 – In response to the youth-led Arab Spring, African Heads of State have accelerated the 2009-2018 “Decade of Youth Action Plan” at the African Union 2011 Summit, which was held in Malabo, Equatorial… Read more →

Call for Participants: 11th Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Deadline: 6th July, 2012 Today, Agriculture is playing a vital role in meeting the Millenium and Development Goals (MDG’s). Through innovation and use of technologies (ICTs for example), agricultural production is getting better and is also providing new opportunities across the agriculture value-chain, hence contributing to food security and improving livelihoods. Are you a Young Leader involved in Agriculture and… Read more →

ICT help strengthen youth employment opportunities in agriculture

Involving youth in agricultural development and decision making processes is key to ensuring sustainable development in Africa, and framing this within the context of ICTs and entrepreneurship provides a valuable dimension to the discourse of agricultural modernization and prosperity. Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of African Union Commission, said this while officiating at a… Read more →

BlogCamp 2012: Voice of a New Generation

Within the last few years, social media, riding on the wave of massive Internet growth, have become the new frontiers of engagement in all aspects of personal, corporate and civic affairs. Ghana has not been left out of this massive global development. The statistics speak for themselves: about 1.4 million active web users, 70% mobile penetration, 1.2 million Facebook users… Read more →