Please support my YAP Proposal

Hello 

I have submitted an application to the Youth Agripreneur Project (YAP).  For those of you not familiar with the “YAP” project it is a pilot program which targets young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs”.

My proposal is titled ‘Ebites’: More than a blog—becoming a business aims to promote the use of ICTs in the agricultural sector and will place a specific emphasis on livestock issues, youth leadership, rural cooperation and policy development and advocacy for the inclusion of women in agriculture. Part of the dream for my business venture is to change the way people perceive agriculture by making more success stories available to readers and viewers.  Continue reading

Celebrating Youth Diversity

This year the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is celebrating their 10th anniversary by having their members, partners and supporters share their testimonials on being a Ypardian. Watch the video below to hear about my experience with Ypard.

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Mango Festival 2015

Hi All,

Last Sunday I got the chance to attend the Mango Festival and decided to share a few pictures from the experience I hope you enjoy viewing them.

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Land for Everybody?

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My letter to the Editor was published in the Trinidad Express on 3 June  2015 as “Protecting our patrimony.”

The Editor,

The government laid the State Land (Regularisation of Tenure) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2015 in Parliament on Friday 29 May and I am reliably informed that it is due to be approved at today’s sitting (Wednesday 3 June 2015).

Given the continuing absence of the Opposition PNM from our Parliament and the sporadic coverage in the media, it is important that the main points of these new proposals be exposed –

  • Application date – formerly, persons who had illegally occupied State Lands up to January 1998 were entitled to be regularised – the new law would move that date to June 2014. That means that more persons will be regularised;
  • The numbers – There are serious questions arising about the numbers to be regularised in this process – the PM…

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Join our #Forests2015 social media team!

Come join me and other social media and forestry enthusiast as we support this cause.

The #Forests2015 Blog

social-media-appAre you familiar with things like “Twitter”, “Facebook”, “blogging”, “vlogging”, “podcasting”,…? Join us!
Or if those words sound like gibberish to you, well… you are welcome too!

Experienced social media users, professionals, volunteers, journalists as well as novices are equally welcome in the social media team of the XIV World Forestry Congress (#Forests2015) held in Durban (South Africa), on 7-11 Sept 2015…

We are assembling a large team of social media volunteers to support the conference. The volunteers can participate either online, or at the event itself.

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TT Girls

 

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Girl with Tablet, Image by itupicutres

Yesterday I had an opportunity to view the live stream of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2nd Women and Girls in ICT Forum. I have to admit; I was a bit blown away by the presentations. The Ministry of Science and Technology Trinidad and Tobago appeared to go all out. They provided an interactive environment for female students, guest and online viewers. Continue reading

Lets take a #GlobalSelfie with NASA for Earth Day 2014

Hey Guys,

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, NASA is asking folks all over the world to take part in their #GlobalSelfie event. Show the beauty of the Earth and your country and share with us your Selfie. Continue reading

2014 Distance Learning Scholarships

Information for Candidates

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.

2014 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are being offered for the following Master’s courses. Full details of these courses and the application process must be obtained from the relevant institution, via the link below. Continue reading

All Power to the Imagination!

Social media is changing the way we view the world, and the agriculture sector is not immune to its effect. For instance, social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and Youtube are redefining the way we communicate in the agriculture industry.  

The Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation YoBloCo Awards is redefining the way the world views agriculture by providing youths with a chance to share on agriculture initiatives in their countries’ to a wider audience. Ebites1 is no exception to this call for young voices on agriculture issues. Continue reading