This page is a brand new feature of the tech4agri blog. The following items are all valuable links to the global discourse in agriculture. Links are provided to research institutions, innovative agribusinesses, internet resources, powerful networks and influential organizations. Feel free to browse to find the agri information that you need!
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The Young Professionals Platform for Agricultural Research Development – A powerful global network that has the best funding and further education opportunities for mature agri youth.
E- Agriculture – A global community facilitating dialogue and resources on the use of ICTs for sustainable agriculture and rural development.
Agricultural rural Development and Youth in the Information Society – strengthening the capacities of the youth on ICTs for development issues, particularly in the agricultural and rural sector and contributes to sensitizing youth on the questions related to agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The Young Professionals in Local Development (YPLD) – A network is envisaged as being a know-how transfer platform between young and experienced professionals in all fields of expertise that relate to international and local development.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Their mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. They provide access to information and knowledge, facilitate policy dialogue and strengthen the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.
SPORE Magazine – An online and print magazine from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation on agricultural and rural development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries. The magazine welcomes articles from agri stakeholders around the world.
naRural Energy.com – An online community that links rural farmers with rural energy professionals and resource- an innovative agribusiness!
ICT Update is a bimonthly printed bulletin, a web magazine, and an accompanying email newsletter and mobile website. Each issue of ICT Update focuses on a specific theme relevant to ICTs for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and features a selection of commissioned articles. The printed bulletin also contains a Perspective, Tech Talk, Resources, Dispatches, a Techtip and a ‘Question and Answer’ section.
Food Reform Coalition (Formerly know as localblu.com) – A coalition of activists made up of everyday people around the world, advocating for a safer and healthier food system for people and planet. Show the strength of their numbers by ‘liking’ their page on Facebook!
Seedstock is a social venture dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable agriculture. Through the news and information hub, Seedstock.com, and live events, the company seeks to facilitate connections between investors, farmers, researchers, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs focused on the development of innovative products and methodologies that address the vital long-term challenges to sustainable agriculture.
Participatory Web 2.0 for development in short Web2forDev is a way of employing web services, in order to improve information sharing and collaborative production of content in the context of development work. In this context actors in development can easily relate to other stakeholders, have selective access to information, produce and publish their own content and redistribute pieces of content released by others. They can integrate, combine, aggregate, generate, moderate and mediate content.
The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Company seeksto be the Centre of Excellence in the Caribbean for the provision and application of research for development in agriculture that contributes to the creation of wealth and the competitiveness of the sector in the Region. Its mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of Caribbean people by the generation, transfer and application of appropriate technologies through agricultural research for development
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture – IICA is the institution of the Inter-American System that provides technical cooperation, innovation and specialized knowledge to contribute to the competitive and sustainable development of agriculture in the Americas and to improve the lives of rural dwellers in the member countries.
The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), formed in 2004, is a regional network of Farmers’ Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Caribbean. CaFAN’s major focus is to foster linkages, training and information sharing amongst Caribbean farmers so that they are in a better position to respond to the key challenges facing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean. CaFAN organises training workshops, advocacy, study tours, information sharing, regional planning sessions, and produces a variety of publications.
CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The name CGIAR comes from the acronym for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. In 2008 CGIAR underwent a major transformation. To reflect this and yet retain our roots we have kept CGIAR as our name. The 15 Research Centers generate and disseminate knowledge, technologies, and policies for agricultural development through the CGIAR Research Programs.
Developing and managing information about grants for agriculture energy environment and natural resource in the world’s developing countries. Grants are applicable from the undergraduate level and up. Education is found here in any part of the worldbl
Infodev – infoDev is a global partnership program within the World Bank which works to promote competitiveness, employment and sustainable, inclusive growth for new ventures. infoDev catalyzes and enables the provision of better access to knowledge, capital and markets for innovative, growth-oriented enterprises by engaging stakeholders, including business incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, business angel networks, financial institutions, industry, academia and governments.
AppCampus is a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. This is an 18 million euro joint investment between Microsoft and Nokia to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and any other Nokia platform.
Welcome to the ICT and AG community website. It has been set up for use by anyone interested in the topic, including USAID and other government agency partners, USAID implementing partners, private sector service providers, and other agriculture and ICT practitioners. Provides an unbelievable collection of ICT in Agri resources
Search New Scholarships and Financial Aid Positions for College and University by country, or subject category
Springwise scans the globe for the most promising, unique and innovative business ventures, ideas and concepts that are ready for regional or international adaptation, expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation
Opportunities for Africans: A powerful online resource for African nationals of every kind. Visit this link for scholarships, funding and professional development oppotunities
The Young Americas Business Trust – a practical resource for business training, leadership and entrepreneurship. Home of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge, The Youth-In Entrepreneurship Network and other innovation generators.
Need experience? Onlinevolunteering.org provides an outlet for several tasks that NPOs need help with their various projects online. Work from home and gain experience. Employers are known to shop for employees here as well.
Here’s another one-stop website for all your opportunity needs. AfricanAppProject is geared towards youth providing incetive for innovation. You will find a showcase of apps and innovations, blog, contests, opportunities, upcoming events, to mention but a few. They are well categorized according to country, health, agriculture, region, etc