A Winning Team!

Dear Readers,

We’ve got great news to share this week! Firstly we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new Tech4agri team. Kareem Barnes, Suelin Novarro and Renaldo Matamoro agriyouth all based in Trinidad have joined our ranks to lend their skills to the development of the blog into a social enterprise.


It is from this new change that Tech4agri is a winner yet again! Renaldo and myself (Keron) teamed up for our first video and were then named honorable winners of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean Media Awards on Water 2015 – Video Competition.

The competition which was open to all Caribbean nationals, sought to challenge participants to raise awareness on the importance of a dedicated ‪#‎watergoal‬ in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are being negotiated this year. Get to know more about the winners. And see our winning video below:

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For a quick read, check out this link http://ardyis.cta.int/en/news/other-news/item/133-youthful-innovation-at-apps4africa that highlights young persons using mobile phone applications for agriculture!  People use their mobile devices in many situations for a number of reasons.

It follows that while working in your greenhouse, getting input supplies, harvesting or some other agricultural activity that your mobile device can be useful. Some of the apps creted by young africans in agriculture include:

  • A grain supply management system that monitors the purchase, storage, distribution and consumption of grain across Tanzania
  • A calculator which looks at climate and locality data to help farmers decide which crops to plant and when. The app focuses on the most commonly grown crops in Kenya
  • A mobile and web-based application that serves as a marketplace for crops by linking communities in need with those who have the required produce; based in Uganda