Please support my YAP Proposal

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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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50 Passionate Youth Innovators will tackle our 5 Landscape Challenges

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative received a total of 150 applications from 60 countries, with 75 applications from women and 75 applications from men. Each young innovator applicant was asked to submit a video presentation describing their proposal on how to solve real-world land use challenges. However, in the end, the selection committee chose 29 women and 21 men from 31 countries. Join us in issuing a warm welcome to our 50 youth innovators who will tackle the 5 landscape challenges in Paris from 1-4 December http://bit.ly/1MhcUOM Continue reading

Young Social Reporters Wanted for Fin4Ag Conference! Deadline Soon

Social Reporter
Social Reporter

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), is organising its 2014 International Conference on Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains, “Fin4Ag” from 14-18 July 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the conference is to help decision-makers to break through the walls that so often prevent innovation, in this case for smallholder-inclusive agricultural finance. The conference has an international focus. Delegates will represent different economic segments of society including the private and public sectors (including Central Banks) and civil society, resource users’ organisations, development practitioners and academics. It will include many experienced professionals from developed and developing countries, having solid experience in smallholder-inclusive value chain finance
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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

Are Carnival festivities profitable or not?

 

Friends enjoying Carnival, Image by Carnival Network
Friends enjoying Carnival, Image by Carnival Network

Every year for Carnival, hundreds of travellers visit the islands to celebrate this event. Most visitors, once they experience Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival return. Sometimes they will even encourage their friends and relatives to visit. As a result, the influx of tourism designed events has become a primary source of revenue for the food and beverage, and hospitality industry, as well as generates employment opportunities. Continue reading