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Public evaluation is open for the YoBloCo Awards!

The CTAs ARDYIS Project and its partners are proud to announce that public evaluation is now open for the “Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition” (YoBloCo Awards)!

To participate in the evaluation, please visit the YoBloCo Blog: http://ardyis.cta.int/yobloco

We received more than 90 entries for the competition, among which we shortlisted a total of 36 blogs for the Individual Category and 16 blogs for the Institutional Category. Authors of eligible blogs are also listed below.

We have two different processes for the two categories.

- Check this link http://ardyis.cta.int/individual-vote to vote for your best blogs in the Individual Category. 15 finalists will be selected basing on the number of votes they will receive, and they will be finally evaluated by an independent jury composed of expert in the field of ICTs and Agriculture. The first prize for this category is 1,500 Euros and other prizes will be awarded!

- You can comment on the blogs of the Institutional Category, by going directly at this address http://ardyis.cta.int/yobloco/?page_id=389 : the jury will choose the best blogs per region for this category and will take into account comments made by the public. The prize for this category is 3,000 Euros per winning organization. In addition, some of the most appreciated blogs by the public will receive special rewards from organizers if they are not selected by the jury.


You can also share with us your thoughts and suggestions on this competition and on issues around the youth in agriculture and ICTs at this address http://ardyis.cta.int/yobloco/?page_id=1133.

Updates about the whole voting process and results will be shared regularly on the YoBloCo Blog.

Votes and comments on blogs will end on December 31, 2011.

This contest is launched in the framework of the ARDYIS initiative, which aims to raise youth awareness and improve their capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries using Information Technology.

For more information about the YoBloCo Awards check http://ardyis.cta.int/en/blog-competition, or contact us at: ardyis-project@cta.int.


Authors of eligible blogs are:

Individual Category

• Kwesi Acquah – My Green Piece of Mind
• Itodo Samuel Anthony – Agrophilia: The Poetic Farmer
• Seniorl Anzu – PNG-AGRINEWS
• Stanley Atonya – Hope
• Seyoum Ayalew – your private food security portal
• Npong Balikawu Francis –Technology For Food For Life
• Michael Boampong – Beyond Hoes and Cutlasses: The Role of Information Technology in Agriculture
• Cosmas Butunyi - Dear Sir/Madam
• Gervaise Alexandra Christie – Forward Farming
• Sangwani Rabeccah Gondwe – Rebeka's Transitional Stories
• Nawsheen Hosenally – Nawsheen's World - My Trails in Agriculture and youth leadership
• John Kibuuka – Youth in Farming
• Bela Emile Kouakou – Afrique, Objectif Developpement
• Gaston Kwa – Conerstones For Development
• Jean-paul Luesso Amuri - Jeunesse et Agriculture au Burundi
• Ephraim Maina – Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer
• Anne Matho Motsou – Le blog d'Anne Matho
• Eric Mavaruganda – une agriculture attractive pour le fermier et la jeunesse rurale
• Tarirai Mpofu – Forest vale Agro-ecological Project
• Anthony Mwangi – The Young AgroPreneur
• Sourou Hervé Appolinaire Nankpan – AgroBenin
• Euphrem Akaffou N'Depo – EuphryAgriFood
• Stanslous Ngosa – Development Journalist Aquinas Nyakundi – Small-Scale Farming Commercialized
• Gbenga Isaac Oni – The Doers
• Martin Otim – Farming Escapades
• Hasina Patrick Rakotoarisoa – Agrijeune
• Lalaotiana Francia Ravaozanany – Jeunes malgaches pour l'agriculture
• Moussa Samb – la graine de mil
• Geoffery Sempiri – Simply Healthy Life Magazine
• Inoussa Traore – Bienvenue dans l'univers de Inoussa TRAORE
• Paulin Tsafack Nguena – agronature
• Grace Wanene – Youth Agro-Environmental Initiative
• Hudson Wereh – The Youths and Agriculture
• Wend Yam Saturnin Zoetyande – La vie de ma ferme
• Raymond Erick Zvavanyange – The Book


Institutional Category

• Sandy Point Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd – Sandy Point Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd
• Agribusiness Society of the University of West Indies (UWI) – Technology4agri
• GIC Bellomar – Jeunes et Agriculture en Afrique
• Association FENITRA – JAM (Jeune Agriculteurs de Madagascar)
• Fanilon’i Madagasikara – Sahafanilo
• Shikiri Organization – Shikiri: Maragua Project
• Farming and Technology for Africa (FTA) – Jeunes et Agriculture à Madagascar
• DUNLY Foundation – Feed The Child
• Kikandwa Rural Communities - Rural Africa Facts
• Toro Development Network (ToroDev) – Toro Development Network (ToroDev)
• Conseil Régional des Rizicoulteurs du Mono-Couffo – Riziculteurs du Mono-Couffo
• Syecomp Business Services – Agricinghana
• DigitalSENSE Africa Media – NaijaAgroNet
• Harambe Nigeria – Harambe Farmland
• University of Technology Owerri (SIFE-FUTO) – Youthgricuture
• GRIPAA – GRIPAA

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you have any question about this competition or if you want to join the ARDYIS project discussion list to exchange/receive information about youth, ICT and agriculture.

ARDYIS project/ICT4D Programme
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
Email Ardyis-project@cta.int
Telephone: +31 (0)317 467 100
Netherlands

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