CTA at WSIS 2016


ICTs for agriculture – opportunities for youth, smart solutions for farmers

For immediate release - Wageningen, 22 April 2016

April 22, 2016

Information and communication technology (ICT) can play a critical role in improving incomes for small-scale producers and other players in the agrifood sector, while providing livelihood opportunities for young people able to develop high-tech solutions. As part of its continued efforts to promote youth entrepreneurs and ICTs, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is staging a number of events at the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland - the world's largest annual gathering of the ICT for development community.

May 5, 2016

CTA has published a new book with lessons for sustainability in the application of ICT solutions for smallholder farmers. Lessons for Sustainability - Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-enabled Services is a brave attempt to look ICT failures straight in the eye, to learn what went wrong and find out why. CTA launched Failing to Scale together with another publication, Innovate for Agriculture, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2016 (WSIS Forum 2016) in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 May 2016.