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Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future

A pathway to resilience and economic development

The fifteenth installation of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) will be hosted in Barbados from October 8 to 12, 2018 guided by the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region”. CTA along with the government of Barbados, CARICOM Secretariat, IICA, CARDI and FAO have partnered to sponsor and support the five-day event. The meeting provides the opportunity for national and regional organisations and other key agricultural stakeholders in the public and private sectors to meet and discuss major issues targeted at the transformation and repositioning of agriculture in the region. To this end, the CTA has been driving the use of technology especially among youth as a major determinant in the modernisation, profitability and sustainability of agriculture within the ACP.

CTA events at CWA2018

Transforming Caribbean agriculture into a modern and sustainable business

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Youth – the springboard for digital agribusiness in ACP countries

With youth accounting for an ever increasing share of Africa’s population, unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology offers scope for developing precision agriculture, while engaging young people in the critical challenge of producing more food. Rose Funja and Ingabire Muziga Mamy – who each run a drone company in East Africa – explain the potential of this technology for agriculture, and the support needed if youth are to become involved.

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Youth entrepreneurship for next generation agriculture

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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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The building blocks for better value chains

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue with the help of blockchain technology.

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Call for proposals: Blockchain use cases in Agriculture

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Eliminating the trust factor

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Making Agriculture Cool

At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not ‘cool’. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people.

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