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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 (UN DESA, 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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Writeshop on realising the potential of ICTs in agriculture

The writeshop, Experience sharing on the implementation of ICT4Ag projects, organised by CTA from 28 June to 1 July 2016 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, took an innovative approach to capitalising on the experiences of CTA-supported projects involving ICTs within the agricultural sector. Partners involved in 2014–15 projects shared their experiences, learned from their peers and documented approaches, lessons and successful tactics.

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Virtual communities – online knowledge sharing to support agritourism

Two studies commissioned by CTA have revealed how online knowledge‑sharing platforms can support the development of tourism‑led agribusiness. The studies, based in the South Pacific and Caribbean regions, revealed keen local interest from agricultural and tourism sectors that would benefit from linkages created by a digital community.

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Growing African agribusiness through peer learning

At the 2018 African Agribusiness Incubator Network (AAIN) Conference and Expo, held from 7–9 March in Dakar, Senegal, CTA held an interactive session on how the incubation of women and youth entrepreneurs in agribusiness could be supported through ICT knowledge sharing and peer learning. As one of the co-organisers, CTA also sponsored 30 participants, comprising women and youth agripreneurs, ICT entrepreneurs, and a knowledge management team.

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Eighteen months of experience capitalisation at CTA

The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and with financial support from IFAD. The project began in April 2016 and lasts for 3 years, with the aim to facilitate the adoption of an experience capitalisation process in rural development initiatives.

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Experience capitalisation for greater impact

The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with financial support from IFAD.

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Spreading the word: the benefits of effective knowledge management

Krishan Bheenick, Senior Programme Coordinator of Knowledge Management at CTA, explains the value of knowledge management techniques such as experience capitalisation, which are being introduced as part of CTA’s Southern Africa Flagship Project with the aim to build smallholder farmers’ resilience through the adoption of climate smart agriculture.

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Reviews

The power of indigenous knowledge in strengthening climate resilience

A new CTA publication on ‘Indigenous knowledge systems and climate change management in Africa’ was enthusiastically received at its recent formal launch in Johannesburg, South Africa during the 4th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture on 28-30 November 2017.

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