Judith Francis

Sr Programme Coordinator, S&T Policy, CTA

Sr Programme Coordinator, S&T Policy, CTA

Judith Francis

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It is well-known that agriculture is a challenging sector to work in, and as a result, deters many young people from taking it over from their parents. However, many in the next generation are also recognising the opportunities; a rising middle class with more money and dietary preferences, closer ties between rural and urban areas through roads and transport, and the rise of new technology and digitisation – otherwise known as ‘the knowledge economy’.

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  1. Dec 7

    Pacific Week of Agriculture

    Samoa hosts the 2nd Biennial Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) from the 30th September to 4th October 2019 in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).Two key regional agriculture forums take place within the PWA at the Samoa Conference Center, Apia:…
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  2. Dec 7

    Regional Forum - Developing Pacific Local Food Crops & Fisheries Value Chains - Key Innovations & Critical Success Factors

    A regional forum is organised from 7 - 10 May 2018 in Fiji to share the results and recommendations from commissioned multi-country studies and national and regional consultations on the agriculture/nutrition nexus; weather risk management and tools; agricultural and value chain finance; business development; novel ICTs and priority nutrition sensitive value chains. This cross-learning ev…
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  3. Dec 7

    EAFFs 4th Farmers Congress and Assembly

    Theme: Organizing small holder farmers to harness new investments; partnerships & innovations to enhance value chain ownership, productivity & market integration.This congress will be marking the beginning of a New Transformative approach towards the sustainability of EAFF and that of its member organizations. EAFF has embraced ICT4Ag and is rolling out its largest projec…
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