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Digitalisation View all in Digitalisation

Building multi-sided business models for stronger digital agribusiness market development

Three young entrepreneurs working in the digitalisation for agriculture sector have learned the hard way that delivering technology-driven solutions for smallholder farmers in Africa can present special challenges. Here, they share some of their insights, including a survival strategy that they claim is critical to success – diversify or die.

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Promoting agritourism in Barbados

Climate View all in Climate

Mobilising funds and political will to prompt climate action

Agriculture is central to any debate on climate change given the enormous responsibility placed on the sector to produce 60% more food by 2050, despite changing climatic uncertainties. Yields worldwide, for example, are expected to decrease by more than 10% due to climate change – with Africa and South Asia most negatively impacted – while the world’s population continues to grow.

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20,000 Ethiopian Smallholders Targeted with Climate Smart Technology

Youth View all in Youth

Youth entrepreneurship for next generation agriculture

The figures speak volumes – the world’s farmers are getting older, but the global population is getting younger. Nowhere is this truer than in Africa, where the average age of a farmer is now over 60. Worldwide, the number of people aged 15 to 24 is expected to increase to 1.3 billion by 2050 (UNDECA, 2011), most of whom will be born in developing countries in Africa and Asia, where more than half the population still live in rural areas.

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Helping digital entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector to grow: insights from the CTA's AgriHack Talent initiative

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Study shows major gaps in ACP drones legislation

A new study by CTA, Drone governance: study of policies, laws and regulations governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in ACP countries, shows major gaps in legislation governing the use of drones in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) c…

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Pacific youth share lessons on climate-resilience

Over the last two years, CTA’s Youth leading learning in climate-resilient value chains in the Pacific (YLLP) project has supported a variety of activities aimed at improving livelihood opportunities for young farmers by training them on using ICTs…

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