Yanick Bakker

Researcher in rural sociology and agricultural development

Intern ICT4Ag at CTA, from April 2018 till December 2018

Yanick Bakker

Biography

Articles

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Despite women’s role as key players in agriculture and the rural economy of developing countries, a great many barriers prevent them from making a more substantial contribution. Compared with men, women have less access to productive resources, such as affordable finance. In Uganda, an alternative financial service is helping women to save, borrow, increase productivity and strengthen their roles across the agricultural value chain.

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In order to feed 9 billion people by 2050, sustainable agricultural growth in needed, supporting an agricultural sector which produces enough food, which is inclusive and resilient, and which makes optimal use of innovation and digital solutions. Smallholder and family farmers must play a key role in achieving this. A 80% of the world’s food supply is produced by small-scale and family farmers, yet their full production potential is hardly reached.

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events

  1. Dec 11

    Building the next generation of farmers: Supporting capacity development of African farmers' organisations through improved policies, technologies and capabilities

    The partnership between the Panafrican farmer's organization (PAFO), CTA and AgriCord together with other partners aims at contributing to the expansion and upscaling of successes in inclusive business models led by farmers' organisations in collaboration with other value chain actors and SMEs. It looks also at promoting the use of various forms of data as well as information and communication…
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  2. Dec 11

    Enterprise development and experience capitalisation workshop

    In line with this continent-wide policy recommendation, CTA decided to support an increase in the number of UAS operators and countries covered across Africa. In this context, CTA has launched a project focusing on Sub-Saha…
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