ICTs are pivotal for the future of agriculture. As they are finding an ever important space in most sectors of everyday life, agriculture should't be an exeption. ICTs can help in many ways producers and particularly smallholders in their livelihoods and development.
In particular, ICTs can be an essential tool for young people aspiring to create their own agricultural business. As most of them have grown with these tools, they are more eager to use them in their worklife as well.
This handbook published by the CTA is a guide designed for aspiring ICT entrepreneurs to instruct them with the information and knowledge they need to start an ICT-based business in the agricultural sector.
This guide aims to teach aspiring entrepreneurs based on the best practices in the use of ICTs in agriculture and to warn them on the risks and common errors they face in building their businesses. Therefore, the topics covered include agricultural value chains and their stakeholders, ICT business challenges, effective business plans and models for designing, funding and scaling ventures.
This publication has been produced under the framework of CTA’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project.