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Agrihack Talent Caribbean! launched with Connectimass as Regional Partner

August 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Agrihack Talent Caribbean! launched with Connectimass as Regional Partner»



The AgriHack Talent Caribbean initiative, from the Netherlands (EU) based organisation The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Our mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. The AgriHack Talent Caribbean initiative was launched with the planning meeting that was held in Jamaïca. A Call for Expression of Interest will be launched on 2 August 2014 ...

ICT4Ag Hackathon spurs success in Africa. Is the Caribbean next?

July 27, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on ICT4Ag Hackathon spurs success in Africa. Is the Caribbean next?»



Growing up in a smallholder farming community and acquiring a Computer Science degree does not inevitably produce an ICT4Ag developer, but when it does, it spurs a wave of innovation. 23 year old Peris Bosire, co-founder of Farm Drive, exemplifies just that. Ms Bosire drew her inspiration to develop an agri-app from her subsistence farming community in Kisii, Kenya. Her parents are small-scale farmers who seldom access credit from financial institutions because they have no credit profile and farm records. The Bosires are only a representation of what many smallholder farmers in Kenya experience. To tackle this problem, Ms. Bosire and ...