A guidebook designed for young people interested in developing e-agriculture businesses in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries was launched on 26 April 2017.
Published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs seeks to help young entrepreneurs to tap into the massive scope offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs) for driving ACP economies, especially in the agribusiness sector. The handbook was being unveiled at the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum, in Ibadan, Nigeria in April.
“Work by CTA – such as the AgriHack Initiative – and others has demonstrated that ICT has a key role to play in improving the performance of economies, including in the agriculture sector. However, young innovators interested in entering this sector commonly lack key business skills and knowledge,” said CTA Director Michael Hailu. “This guide is designed to provide introductory knowledge and recommendations to young people interested in developing e-agriculture businesses.” Read more