Thursday, 17 September 2015

Youth, ICTs and Agriculture Conference

Youth, ICTs and Agriculture Conference

Event:            Youth, ICTs and Agriculture Conference 
Theme:          'Agriculture needs Youth, Agriculture needs ICTs'
Host:              Farm Radio Trust; Timveni Media; National youth Council of Malawi
When:            Thursday, 22nd October, 2015
Where:           Malawi Institute of Management, Lilongwe

Youth farmers; Youth Clubs; Youth Organisations; Youth Networks; Youth                           Cooperatives; ICT service providers; Academicians; Students; Development                               experts; the donor community; Agro-Processors;  

Admission:    MK100, 000.00 exhibition fees
                       Open to all registered participants

National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM), Timveni TV and Farm Radio Trust (FRT) have organised a conference on agriculture, aimed to promote agricultural productivity among the youth through television, radio and other ICTs. The conference will bring together young people, agricultural experts, ICT Service providers, representatives from the banking sector, agro-processors, representatives of both small and large scale farmers, representatives of farmer organisations, buyers and sellers of agricultural commodities.

Objectives of the conference 

The following are some of the objectives for the conference:

  • To showcase and officially launch 'Farm Out,' a newly introduced youth oriented TV show on Timveni TV.
  • To introduce ICTs and how they can be utilised by the youth in the agricultural sector.
  • To give a platform to ICT service providers to showcase ICTs that are available and can be utilised by the youth in agricultural productivity.
  • To give an opportunity to representatives in the agricultural sector to showcase products and services that are available and can be utilised by the youth in agricultural productivity.
  • To promote market linkages between young farmers and agro-processors and manufactures, among others.
  • To provide a platform for financial institutions to interact with young people and discuss how best young people can work with the banking sector for access to soft loans to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • To for an opportunity to policy makers to unpack what government has in store for the youth when it comes to agricultural productivity.
To register, email: or call 01 761 432/01 761 425, or write to The Selection Team, C/O National Youth Council of Malawi, Lilongwe Street, Plot 47/2/112, P/Bag 389, Lilongwe 3.

Include the following information:

v  Your name or the name of your organization
v  How and why you are involved in agriculture
v  Why you are interested in the conference

The deadline for registration is 30th September, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified and allow to attend the conference.

Youth First! Youth Throughout! Youth Last!

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