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ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa

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Submitted by Alice Van der E... on Thu, 25/02/2016 - 11:46
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The report "ICT and Youth in Agriculture in Africa from CTA, examines the role ICTs are playing in supporting youth engagement in agriculture in Africa, and explores the current status, usages and emerging trends.  Furthermore, it highlights the key challenges and opportunities for youth in agriculture and makes recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders on how to foster increased involvement of young people in the sector.

 A key observation the report stresses is that young people using ICTs in agriculture come from a variety of socio-professional profiles. They include young rural and urban farmers, who are using, for example, new tools such as whatsapp for communication with their peers. They also include innovators developing ICT solutions to gain livelihood opportunities but also in view to contributing to the modernisation of the agri-food systems. 

For more information and to download the report click here