Showing posts with label icts in agriculture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label icts in agriculture. Show all posts

Friday, August 26, 2011

10 Ways A Youth can use ICTs to Boost his or her Agricultural Business

As a young farmer, your agricultural business should be much better than that of your parents. You should be producing more than they did, earning more, employing more people on your farm, and thinking beyond using a hoe to till the land!

Your parents lived much of their productive lives in the 20th century without much access to the knowledge and tools available to the youth today. They lived during a troubled period while today is more stable and calm for agricultural production.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Youth Earning a Living through Agriculture

I have been privileged to travel through Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya not on holiday working with different non-profit organizations working to promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among the youth.

Organizations worthy of mentioning include ALIN-EA, Tanzania Telecentre network (a network of local telecenters sharing knowledge and experiences on improving their rural communities using ICTs) and a number of other here in Uganda. All of these organizations are keen on empowering the youth with ICT knowledge and tools to improve their well-being.

This blog is therefore an opportunity to highlight the numerous experiences that the youth who are especially engaged in farming are using ICTs to promote their own living standards and those of their families.