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Finding resources to start your agricultural production

To start agricultural production you need to have available resources: land, machines, equipment, seeds….For one who doesn't  have any starting point, like inheriting our parent's farm,  to begin agricultural production can be very difficult. Despite that, youth unemployment in rural as well as in urban areas is growing. Many young people are moving from villages to cities and those who stay... More
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Moving towards open access database

As a phrase, ‘data is the new oil’ becomes more and more popular, I often wondered about the impact of data governance and sharing practices in agriculture.  With the growing concern of people on big data, open data access and workshops about data sharing and data revolutions on farming, my wonder was obvious. I wished to know more about the ways... More
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Young farmers: How they farm in Serbia?

Young farmers’ problems seem to be pretty much the same in every part of the world: market, land, financing, information about production techniques and their contributions to agriculture exactly the same: making food producing sustainable, natural environmental safer and agriculture modern and easy. In Serbia, many young farmers start their own agricultural production without any help from government, associations or others.... More
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Innovative Financing Models for Youth in Agribusiness

Introduction Youth have the potential to contribute to food security, economic development, social inclusion and stability in Uganda. But sadly, three of every four youths in Africa live on less than USD 2/day (African Economic Outlook 2013). While there have been multiple calls for youth to engage in agribusiness, a few African youth have access to financial services and products at... More
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Food loss and waste: a threat to sustainability

“Almost 1.2 billion people are going hungry in the world; a third of those are in Africa and sadly a lot of those are actually farmers themselves.” Those were the portentous words of Sean de Cleene, a senior vice president of Yara International (a leading fertilizer company based in Norway with businesses in Africa) and member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘New Vision for Agriculture’... More
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Opening Young Minds to Africa’s Agriculture – How the 6th AASW connects the dots

“Africa now needs desperately to redesign its self-image, create an environment of peace and stability and plan a new science-led future appropriate to its culture, needs and aspirations. In essence, it must become Africa-centered.” Thomas R.Odhiambo, 1993 The forthcoming 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) comes at an opportune time for Africa. The event poises the continent to surpass earlier generations in... More
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Youth are the future. Invest in them!

With more than 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 years (comprising over 20% of the population and 70% of the population being under 30 years old), Africa‘s future seems bright. Young people usually bring new skills and abilities to the table, and tend to be highly competitive into sectors that use innovative technologies (such as ICT, social media or even... More
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Use of wastewater in Agriculture:The Nagging Dilemma

Next time you pass by a surface run-off, stream or polluted river with its heavy load of human, domestic, industrial and municipal waste, instead of covering your nose to ward off the stench you will do well to observe the kind of wastes in those waters, because a sizeable portion (20% global average) of what you eat come from plants irrigated... More
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AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA’S HOPE

by Abodunrin Adeola Atinuke “The budget of any nation, especially a developing nation such as ours, is the next important instrument of governance after the Constitution. It reflects government's priorities in the various sectors while also showcasing government's values and reward systems. It is the budget that government utilises in encouraging or discouraging growth as well as in improving the welfare... More
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Future of Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)

Universities are extraordinary institutions. Among 12 universities in Nepal, there are 3 which are related to higher agricultural education. As namely: Tribhuvan University (TU) with Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science Campus, Agri- engineering and Food Technology, Tea Technology and Management, Horticulture and Floriculture Management;Purbanchal University (PU) with Himalayan College of Science and Technology and Nepal... More
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