Social Media Enthusiasts Wanted!!! Building your Social Currency Workshop in Trinidad & Tobago

The local agriculture sector faces many challenges: limited access to information, poor implementation policies and disjointed land administration agencies. Even so, many stakeholders of all kinds face these problems head on, creating solutions that benefit their environment. Problem-solving in the agriculture sector should be encouraged! The practice of using one’s limited resources to move forward with projects and enterprises should definitely be propagated, and social media can play a crucial role in this.

Five enterprises have come together to contribute towards moving the agriculture sector forward. They are the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) from Trinidad and Tobago, Tech4agri, W.H.Y Farm, Lukesmith T.V, and Ebites. Together with social media expert Peter Casier, we designed a workshop for young professionals, specifically for those who are working in the agriculture sector, to develop their online presence. Continue reading

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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

Women and Girls in ICT Forum

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The Ministry of Science and Technology Trinidad and Tobago is hosting its 2nd Women and Girls in ICT Forum tomorrow at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. I highly recommend that you try to participate in this event which aims to showcase the opportunities available from women in ICTs. 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
Social reporting for the Fin4Ag conference 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