Tag: Agriculture

Increasing women’s participation in Agriculture Education


By Pauline Atim                                               “Women should share success stories to bridge the gap of lack of role models in agriculture” Women have a tendency to think Agriculture is a man’s field. The fact that women make up a quarter of students in … Read More Increasing women’s participation in Agriculture Education

Seeing the big picture through the eyes of women  


By Richard Powell, RUFORUM Communications Consultant One of the enduring images of agriculture in Africa is that of the aging women, bent forward at the hip, using a rudimentary hand-held hoe to cultivate her nascent, subsistence crops, often constrained in her role by negative patriarchal cultural norms and values. This stereotype may be increasingly redundant as traditional gender roles and divisions slowly mutate with … Read More Seeing the big picture through the eyes of women  

Meet the Social Media team trained for #RUFORUM10


    Capacity building is at the heart of what RUFORUM does. For the last two days, RUFORUM with the help of 2 consultants: Maureen Agena, Ruth Aine Tindyebwa and Apio Joan [RUFORUM Communications Officer] has been training youth in agriculture in different social media aspects. They constitute the social media team that will take part in the 10 years celebrations of RUFORUM and … Read More Meet the Social Media team trained for #RUFORUM10

The 4th Biennial Conference covered on Social Media


By Armwell Shumba and Catherine Mloza “Youths prefer not to have a toothbrush for a day to a second without internet. ICTs have taken the world by storm especially young people under the age of 30, who constitute 50% of the world’s population.” Ruth Aine, Social Media Training Facilitator. The whole world has become a global village interconnected through ICTs via social media tools … Read More The 4th Biennial Conference covered on Social Media

Current trends, challenges, lessons and key enablers for using ICTs in Agriculture for Uganda


BY HAUMBA Eric Nelson, MSC LIS Candidate, Makerere University, Uganda While riding on a rural road in eastern Uganda, I found a lady selling mangoes and oranges along the road. I stopped to buy from her thinking that prices would be lower than in the city. To my shock, she quoted a price in the same range as that of my urban market. It was later … Read More Current trends, challenges, lessons and key enablers for using ICTs in Agriculture for Uganda

Engaging youth in agriculture through ICT – Case in Point; Nigeria


    By Adebola Adedugbe, Farm Ideas Nigeria In Nigeria, agriculture is done more on subsistence level with low input and poor output. Agriculture is largely traditional and practiced by smallholders and pastoralists. This type of agriculture is predominantly rain-fed, has low yielding production and lacks access to critical information, market facilitation and financial intermediation. The role that ICT can play in addressing these challenges is … Read More Engaging youth in agriculture through ICT – Case in Point; Nigeria

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