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CTA made a well-targeted contribution to raise the profile of family farming throughout 2014. The Centre kicked off its campaign by publishing three position papers on ways to rejuvenate family farming: ‘Increasing access to credit and financial tools, ‘Enhancing knowledge-sharing practices’, ‘Expanding use of ICTs’ and ‘Development of inclusive commercial value chains’. These position papers are available in CTA’s online dossier on family farming.
These were followed up by special editions of the ICT Update and Spore magazines that highlighted efforts by a wide range of ARD stakeholders to build resilience of family farming. Working closely with its partners, CTA also developed numerous activities to encourage youth and agri-entrepreneurs to engage in family farming, including an e-debate on ‘Youth sustaining family farming through ICTs’. CTA’s Ardyis project initiated this activity in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF). During this year’s Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo), special prizes were awarded to two blogs on family farming.