Les technologies de l’information et de la communication, en particulier les médias sociaux constituent aujourd’hui un canal important pour la mise en réseau, l’échange d’informations, … et communiquer. Dans ce cadre, il s’est tenue le 4 et 5 décembre à Yaoundé (Cameroun) une session de renforcement des capacités de huit jeunes d’Afrique centrale (RDC, Burundi, RCA et Cameroun). Elle a été axée sur le social reporting en vue de la couverture du Forum régional sur le manioc en Afrique centrale (#Cassava2016).
In attending the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA 2016) we entered a different environment aiming to share experiences and best practices for the benefit of the region's agricultural sector.
Ultimately and at the end of CWA Plenary Meeting, you sit there and wonder, what then is the best investment strategy for the Caribbean going forward?
The increasing demand for Caribbean products has led to innovative approaches in resolving agricultural issues in the region.
Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Barton Clarke, addressing the opening session of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016, said the time has come for an integrated approach to boosting the potential for agriculture across the region.
Via social reporting activity, not only are persons able to learn about CTA, the sponsoring partners of the event and their projects, but also it encourages youth to get involved in the discussions, providing information to those unable to join.
One of the greatest ways to take the Agricultural sector forward is to invest in its future, so once again the CTA has supported the youth of the Caribbean and the Pacific via practical and professional development activities.
It’s fair to say that at this pace, the Caribbean is running out of coconut”. These sentiments were expressed by Compton Paul who coordinates a regional coconut programme at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in Trinidad.
The shift from fresh to packaged products has long since begun and seems to be expanding, with ventures such as Grace Foods and Rainforest Seafood in addition to many small scale agro processors and brands. The new task is ensuring these products are sustainable and meet international standards.
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