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Government to establish $300m agribusiness loan project for young farmers - Agric NG

Government to establish $300m agribusiness loan project for young farmers - Agric NG | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), says it will establish a 300 million dollar agribusiness loan project for
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2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana

2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Two well-known Ghanaian ICT for Agriculture companies, Syecomp Ghana Ltd and Farmerline Ltd, are set to fully deploy Unamanned Aerial Vehicles-UAVs ( popularly known as drones) to improve the agric…
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Ask Ag About... Positive Youth Development | Agrilinks

Ask Ag About... Positive Youth Development | Agrilinks | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Involving youth in agriculture has become a major focus in development, as many countries continue to struggle with youth unemployment. Join this month's Ask Ag Online Chat, where the Feed the Future Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (InnovATE) program will answer your questions about Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs in agricultural development. 
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TONY ELUMELU SPEAKS ON HIS VISION FOR AFRICA THROUGH THE $100m TEEP

TONY ELUMELU SPEAKS ON HIS VISION FOR AFRICA THROUGH THE $100m TEEP | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Nigeria Business Tycoon & Philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu Is Undoubtedly Recognised Globally For His Pan-African Impact Through The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program TEEP. In This Interview, The…
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Innovation hub opens for agri-tech entrepreneurs

Innovation hub opens for agri-tech entrepreneurs | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_23005 align=aligncenter width=960] Sri PS Reddy, Telangana Agriculture Minister, Sri KT Rama Rao, Telangana IT Minister and Dr. David Bergvinson, Director General of ICRISAT open ICRISAT’s new iHub facilities in Hyderabad, India.[/caption]

Hyderabad, India (13 February 2017) ― A creative space where agricultural tech entrepreneurs, scientists and technology experts can collaborate to innovate cutting edge ideas across the whole agriculture value chain for smallholder farmers, was inaugurated at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

The innovation Hub (iHub) was opened by Telangana IT Minster Sri KT Rama Rao and Agriculture Minister Sri Pocharam Srinivas Reddy.

“This is a very important opening for the welfare of farmers. We have to enhance the farmers’ incomes. Seventy per cent of people in India are in agriculture. I want to see farmers able to reduce their investments and increase productivity so they do not have to go for loans every year,” said Telangana Agriculture Minister Sri PS Reddy.

[caption id=attachment_23007 align=alignright width=300] Telangana IT Minister Sri KT Rama Rao, speaking at the opening of ICRISAT’s new innovations Hub (iHub) in Hyderabad, India.[/caption]

The Telangana IT Minister Sri KT Rama Rao talked about how technology and science can help farmers. “I think the convergence of technology with the distressed sectors like agriculture, is the key to empowering our farmers and to improve productivity. Science cannot be for the sake of science and unless it changes things on the ground for the common person we cannot say that we’ve been able to make a social and economic impact.”

To enhance and strengthen the strategic vision for iHub, a high level advisory council has been set up including; Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary for IT in Telangana; Anil Bhansali, Managing Director of Microsoft, India; Rama Iyer, senior Vice President of T-Hub; Dr Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University; Mr. Parthasarathi, Principal Secretary, Agriculture in Telangana; David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT and convener Ram Dhulipala, Lead, Digital agriculture and youth at ICRISAT.

iHub includes a spread over 10,000 sq. ft., located at ICRISAT, India and will include a 40-seater accelerator facility.

“Entrepreneurs with passion are the ideal individuals to tackle problems using innovation and drive conversations at the intersection of agriculture, finance and IT. Promoting such intense collaborations between entrepreneurs and ICRISAT scientists is at the heart of the idea of iHub. We have already launched an international Agricultural Innovations Program with T-Hub and many AgriTech startups have shown interest in collaborating with us,” said Dr David Bergvinson, Director General of ICRISAT.

Agriculture in India is a $370 billion sector, but there is little application of technology to improve productivity and lift millions out of poverty. Farmers face a multitude of problems like water shortage, declining soil fertility, effects of climate change and rapid decrease of fertile agricultural lands. Innovation is imperative if agriculture has to feed a rapidly growing population with fewer resources.

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FAO, EAC sign pact to boost agriculture in East Africa

FAO, EAC sign pact to boost agriculture in East Africa | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the East Africa Community have signed an agreement to promote urban and rural agriculture and agribusiness so as to improve youth employment in EAC membe
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Supporting youth in agriculture networking through social reporting

Supporting youth in agriculture networking through social reporting | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The purpose of ARDYIS is to raise youth awareness and capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries through ICTs.
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Tackling youth joblessness head on | The New Age

Tackling youth joblessness head on | The New Age | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The signing of the Youth Employment Accord on April 18, 2013 was both historic and significant. It was historic in bringing together for the first time the
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How scholarships are helping young women discover agriculture in Malawi

How scholarships are helping young women discover agriculture in Malawi | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
YPARD is an international movement by Young Professionals for Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. This global network enables YPs to realize their full potential and contribute towards innovative agricultural development
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Is Africa Really Undergoing a Smallholder Agricultural Revolution?

Is Africa Really Undergoing a Smallholder Agricultural Revolution? | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Good news storiesabout transformation in African agriculture,are abound with some positive statistics to back them up. The general story is that farmers are adopting improved agricultural practices, that productivity is increasing and that rural economies are burgeoning. But many of the stories tend to focus on the overall growth based on large scale commercial endeavours …
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4.5 million entrepreneurs in Ghana embrace agribusiness incubation

4.5 million entrepreneurs in Ghana embrace agribusiness incubation | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda
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India continues to dominate milk production globally - BioVoiceNews

India continues to dominate milk production globally - BioVoiceNews | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The demand of milk and milk made products is increasing and it is likely to go up by 24 crore tonnes by the yea
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Rwf600 million to boost youth agribusiness project

Rwf600 million to boost youth agribusiness project | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
At least 60 agri-business projects initiated by youth across the country are set to get Rwf10 million each following an agreement signed between Business Development Fund (BDF) and Private Sector Federation (PSF).
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Engaging youth to protect food security

Engaging youth to protect food security | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
WHYFARM is using educational entertainment to inspire youth involvement in agriculture and help tackle the global food crisis. The not-for-profit organisation uses hands-on activities to teach children in Africa and the Caribbean about nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
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Anzisha Prize - Africa's premier award for her youngest entrepreneurs!

Anzisha Prize - Africa's premier award for her youngest entrepreneurs! | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
The Anzisha Prize finds and celebrates young African entrepreneurs between 15 and 22 years old.
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Mobile solution to support small farmers

Vodacom has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German government and Manstra
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Q&A: Youth leaders on how to engage young people in development

Q&A: Youth leaders on how to engage young people in development | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
RT @devex: Q&A: #Youth leaders on how to engage young people in #globaldev https://t.co/HMgPfpKWc9
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Youth use web TV to lure peers into agricultural sector

Youth use web TV to lure peers into agricultural sector | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Agriculture in Burkina Faso, like many other African countries, is a sector that has been painted as less-then-attractive especially amongst the younge
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Vodacom, Kaduna State to launch ICT for development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom has partnered with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. 
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Rice farmers in South-South strategises to boost production

Rice farmers in South-South strategises to boost production | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Rice farmers in the South-South geo-political zone of the country say they are determined to boost rice production with a view to ensuring food security in the zone.
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FAO - News Article: Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger

FAO - News Article: Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
#LatinAmerica and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to eradicate #hunger https://t.co/xsLSj9XoNU
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Why Kenya Must Create a Million New Jobs Annually | Inter Press Service

Why Kenya Must Create a Million New Jobs Annually | Inter Press Service | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
Why #Kenya Must Create a Million New #Jobs Annually https://t.co/f7XBM2NsDj v @ipsnews #education #youth #equality cc @calestous https://t.co/F7J2XJ7Zpb
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Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains

Investing in Women along Agribusiness Value Chains | Agriculture, Youth and ICTs | Scoop.it
How #ICT can overcome #gender gaps in #agribiz & other tips in @WBG_Gender report: https://t.co/Fz2XjuReka… https://t.co/fneycVd6HN
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