In the context of the International Year of Family Farming, and in the framework of its ARDYIS project, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Youth Foundation (AYF) is organising an e-debate on “Youth sustaining family farming through ICTs”.
The objectives of this e-debate are to:
- Raise youth awareness on the role and contribution of family farming for food & nutrition security and youth/rural employment;
- Discuss the involvement of youth in family farming, the opportunities in this area, and the challenges faced;
- Discuss and explore how ICTs can further strengthen the engagement of youth, including young women, in family farming;
- Contribute to the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming.
The primary target group for this e-debate are youths (15 to 35 years) interested or involved in family farming and the use of ICTs for agriculture. Organisations supporting youth in agriculture, especially on family farming, are also targeted. Finally, any person or organisation interested or working in this area is most welcomed to join the debate.
Where and When : The e-debate will take place from 22nd September to 7th October 2014 on the discussion group of the ARDYIS (Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society) project: http://dgroups.org/groups/youth