Tag: Africa

October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to recognise and appreciate rural women. Rural women form a significant segment of the rural farmer population globally. In Ghana the population of rural women involved in on-and-off farm activities is closed to 92%. For us at Agricinghana Media, we appreciate the hard work rural women play in their households and communities:… Read more →

Enactus Kenya and Syngenta launch youth Agribusiness and Communication Competition in Africa

Syngenta Foundation and Enactus Kenya have partnered to launch an African Agribusiness Competition for young people. The Africa Agribusiness Competition targets youth aged 18 – 30 years and has two parts: an essay (or Business Idea Competition) and video clips (or Agribusiness Messaging Competition). The contest is aimed at promoting new business opportunities in crop value chains in Africa; raise… Read more →

More Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth Vital for the Region’s Economic Progress, says New WB Report

WASHINGTON: 2014/298/AFR – With more than half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population now under the age of 25, and as many as 11 million young Africans expected to join the labor market every year for the next decade, creating millions of productive, well-paying jobs will be vital to boost economic growth, significantly cut poverty, and create shared prosperity in Africa, according to… Read more →

Call for applications: Young People and Agri-Food, Small Grant Competition 2012-2013 – Apply by June 15

The Future Agriculture Consortium, through its Young People and Agri-Food theme, seeks to address three constraints to more appropriate policy in relation to the “young people and agriculture” problem in Africa: A lack of analysis that is theoretically and historically informed, conceptually sound and context sensitive; A very weak base of empirical research relating to either the nature of the… Read more →