|Ken Lohento, Programme Coordinator, Information |
and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and in charge
of ARDYIS at CTA, collected the prestigious award
- A total of 296 youth agricultural blogs have been submitted to the YoBloCo Awards,
- about 4300 people are following the project on Facebook and an external evaluation found that 80% of participants have declared an increase in their professional perspectives.
- Awareness-raising activities (e-debates, workshops, information dissemination etc.) have developed youth understanding of issues relating to the use of ICTs in agriculture and favoured the creation of a great number of youth entrepreneurial initiatives.
- The Strengthening Rural Youth Employment Opportunities in ICTs and Agriculture in Southern Africa (SOFIA) project was supported in southern Africa in 2013 and other youth-focused projects are being selected for implementation after a call for proposals was launched some months ago.