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Activ8 Agric Innovators

Activ8 Agric Innovators

Source:iicd.org

Institute for International Cooperation and Development (IICD)

IICD role in Kenya #ICT4AgricDevelopment

Target: Young Farmers in Kenya

Problem Statement/Existing Vacuum: Young Farmers Struggle to make ends meet

Strategy: Using ICT to make sustainable agriculture attractive and easy to use

Areas of Intervention

1) Access to Market Information

2) Production Techniques

3) New Technologies

4) Finanancing Opportunties

……It’s all about ICT-Enabled journey into profitable farming

Sustainability Measures:

1) Setting up ICT Centres

2) Teaching the farmers basic ICT skills

3) Unhindered access to ICT training facilities for all farmers

Output on young farmers:

1) Increase in Knowledge

2) Increase in Income

3) Asset acquisition

4) Motivation to do more

5) Increase in employment opportunities

6) Wider Recognition

7) Increase market network

8) Positive change in attitude towards agriculture

 

The video below

 

 

My Take:

The way forward in making agriculture attractive and sustainable to young people is to deploy all the necessary ICT tools into agricultural production. This will be achievable when the intervention understands what the target audience already knows and are used to followed by the introduction of the needed ICT education strategies.

My Quote of the day:

The New Agriculture is not a “way of life” followed by men in bib overalls — it is a highly integrated profession practiced by professionals who apply modern business techniques, scientific knowledge and mechanical innovations to their operations. …….EARL COKE, The New Agriculture

Ireti Emmanuel Adesida

Agricultural Communication Technology Specialist

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I champion #Activ8Agric #ICT4AgricDevelopment

Celebrating Nature at ‘Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2017’

Celebrating Nature at ‘Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2017’

The INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 
Venue: Innsbruck, Austria

Date: October 10 to 13, 2017

Endorsement: Canadian FlighNetwork voted the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival as one of the “27 European Film Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss In 2017”. 
This an international film competition, offering motivated filmmakers a platform for presenting their latest work. The focus is set on films that deal with the topic of nature and environment! 
Four film festival days with film presentations and a high-quality side program are the framework for an on-topic, ecological, and artistic discourse.
Awards & Prizes
DOCUMENTARIES:
Nature: “Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck” worth 3.000 € 

Environment: “Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck” worth 3.000 €
SHORTS
Shorts: “Canon Award” worth 2.000 € 

Animations: “Canon Award” worth 2.000 €
YOUNGSTERS
< 19 years: “Tiroler Tageszeitung Award” worth 1.000 € 

< 25 years: “Tiroler Tageszeitung Award” worth 1.000 €
SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best cinematography: t.b.a. 

Best film on the topic of soil: t.b.a.
Watch the teaser below

Your Attitude determines your Altitude

Your Attitude determines your Altitude

A word for your day…..
You must come to a place in your life where you are secure in who you are ‘in the God factor; where you don’t allow your sense of worth to be based on the opinions or actions of others. Stop trying to find your worth in how you look, or in what you do for a living, or in how people treat you. 

Watch below and stay motivated

Picture Credit:freepiks