All posts tagged with: agriculture

Voices of Youth Inspire! "Consider Agribusiness!”

Posted December 13, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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I remember reading a little about Lawrence Afere and thinking how useful it will be to share his story to inspire young people to explore agriculture like they have done technology. After many weeks of trying to make contact and waiting, I finally have brought you these insightful words. Your name: Afere Alaba Lawrence Your age: 31 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria, and I currently live there....


The Coalition of Immokalee Workers--My Crusade

Posted November 25, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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When you are trying to change the world, and everyone around you says “no”, you are most likely to step down…step down into some dark abyss of ignorance and inactivity which separates the losers from the winners, really. “Just do it”, you know the Nike motto, is my life’s motto. I despise fear itself. Living in fear is like living in a closet. Soon enough, you’ll suffocate and wither down to nothing. When I find an issue I want to change or affect, I get on the bandwa...


Antseranampontsy Maroantsetra

Posted October 14, 2014 no picture Arlin_Connecte_Madagascar

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Literally Antseranampontsy means banana’s port. Bananas come from the countryside and arrive in Maroantsetra at Antseranampotsy. Before, marketers of bananas were traders of yams but because the latter begin to be scarce so, the people sell banana. There are 5-10 canoes per day arriving at Maroantsetra to bring bananas. Now banana production decline because there is also banana diseases. Disease may come from climate change. Farmers do not usually maintain the plantations of ba...


Photovoice Methodologies

Posted September 22, 2014 Avatar ndmetherall

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Photovoice is a form of participatory learning and action (PLA). It involves using media technology to see local challenges, strengths and vision for the future through the perspectives of local communities who understand their own context the best. Photovoice methods have three main goals: 1. to enable people to record and reflect their community's strengths and concerns; 2. to promote critical dialogue and knowledge about personal and community issues through large...


The concerns of Small Island Developing Contexts

Posted September 22, 2014 Avatar ndmetherall

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The First UNEA Earlier this year I was lucky to get the opportunity to observe the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, as a part of the children and youth major groups and stakeholders. The conference addressed two key overarching themes including the SDGs and the post-2015 Agenda as well as Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber. Within these themes, delegates addressed a wider range of sub-themes ranging from sustainable consumption and production,...


If I were a millionaire I would teach a man how to fish

Posted July 8, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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As the proverb goes: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. If I were a millionaire I would teach the world how to fish. I use the phrase how to fish metaphorically, we do not need so many fishermen. Poverty is one of the greatest problems of the world. A millionaire alone will not be able to eradicate poverty but the investment in the human race can be a big step in the right direction. Why does poverty exist?...


Who shall finally bridge the development gap In Kenya?

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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50 years after independence some counties in Kenya are marginalized and far from mainstream development. Article 204 of the Kenyan constitution provides for an equalization fund of 0.5% of the national budget to cover service provision and infrastructure development in marginalized areas. However, the rift of development between counties in Kenya is still wide, and this begs the question; who is to blame for the cases of insecurity, food insecurity, poverty levels of up to 84%, poo...


Even Miley Cyrus can never make farming cool!

Posted March 31, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Recently, in my country, there has been a campaign geared towards encouraging young people from Kenya and East Africa to embrace farming as a profession under the banner of “farming is cool”. The campaign encompassed using one of Kenyas young and hip celebrity (Juliani) who has a very large following doing a tour and exposing successful farming ventures by other young people. It also involves Amiran (main Sponsors) promoting their merchandise to the audience. I cannot authorita...


Rural youth need agricultural skills

Posted March 21, 2014 no picture Achmad

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What do you think about skills for rural and urban youth? Are they the same? The answer is positively different because it depends on related factors such as the environment of youth, education, technology, and so forth. Here we will elaborate what kind of skills rural youth have. Rural and urban areas have quite the same characteristics. Poverty is sometimes identical with the rural area, predominantly in low and some middle income countries. This stereotype cannot easily be lost becaus...


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