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YAP Proposal #23: “Tech4agri, the web series” (Keron Bascombe, Trinidad and Tobago)

Tech4agri: the web series – A mobile story

How do we make agriculture as exciting as it really is? How can we generate and keep the interest the public on just how important it is? How do we facilitate learning among agriyouth of all kinds while simultaneously supporting them? I may have an answer to these questions.

Introducing Tech4agri, a blog that features technology and innovation in agriculture. We aim to support agripreneurs by providing an interesting and updated information service. Based in Trinidad and Tobago, of the Caribbean region we are looking to make the transition to social enterprise with our main project – Tech4agri: the webseries. So who runs this four-year old, award-winning blog?

Yours truly! I’m Keron a freelance blogger and agri journalist. My background is in agribusiness however I have forged my own career in journalism and communications. I hold great enthusiasm for social media, with a passion for agricultural topics, due to an understanding of the importance of food. Did I mention I’m 28?

The good thing about Tech4agri, the web series is that it’s already ongoing! We launched the series on the 2nd November 2015 with five episodes among others on our YouTube channelthus far! With the webseries we aim to feature technology, climate change, innovations and success in agriculture.

This a reblog from the GFAR blog. It shows a noteworthy initiative of, proud-to-say-it, my friend Keron Bascombe from Trinidad and Tobago.

Read further HERE in order to be more impressed.

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Getting entrepreneurial #3: the 50% rule

I read an article and watched a YouTube video 2 days ago. It was on the “startup madness” that we see all around us. Everyone wants to create the next Facebook or a million dollars business in agriculture. Let`s say, all people wants to hit it big and this in just a couple of months.

Of course, the majority will do everything to have this: work for hours and hours, sacrifice their private life and forgetting they have a family and friends. That`s so wrong from my point of view. Continue reading “Getting entrepreneurial #3: the 50% rule”

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Getting entrepreneurial #2: let`s start

For quite a while now, I had the idea in mind to start a business. Unfortunately, no idea came to my mind. In the past few days, I did a mental to-do-list on what I know and what I can really do. I tried also to see what I need to learn to do….something which I haven`t yet figured out that I want to do.

Easier to say: I did a SWOT of myself. It seems that, in the “S” part of the analysis, I didn`t find to many things to put. I will continue to thinking about it.images

The “opportunities” part included, mainly, things that I want/need to learn. I needed extra “space” in my head to get that done (took it from the “strengths” part).

Overall, it seems that I need to quit having free time and go to work…on anything my mind puts me up to.

The conclusion: you first need to do a self-analysis. In order to start a business, you should try a find out if you can become an entrepreneur by yourself or if you need someone else to help you. You may be brilliant on the technical part (of your idea), but the business side also counts.

 

P.S.: I just finished a big list of things that I want to learn and test.

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Getting entrepreneurial #1: the push

There comes a time in a person`s life when they get bored with everything they’ve ever done and start searching for the meaning of life. Most of them never find it because they are afraid to try new things.

In this post, I am speaking about entrepreneurship.

I`m sure that many persons have thought about opening up their own business and becoming successful entrepreneurs. But they get blocked. Not by lack of finances or by administrative procedures, but by their own minds. Continue reading “Getting entrepreneurial #1: the push”

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Career counseling #16: Dictator or role model

I saw a few days ago an article on Facebook and, because the subject looked interesting, I clicked. The title said something like “the diabolical questions that CEO`s ask during interviews”.

You know already that there are thousands of articles like this online. But I read it anyway. These were actually questions from CEOs of startups or vice presidents in some multinationals I never heard of. I should have guessed.

But there was a question that was unique: “would you prefer to be God or the devil?”. The author didn’t mention any responses, but it was still intriguing.

In my opinion, during an interview, a question that I would ask would be: do you to be a dictator or a role model inside the team that you will lead?. As we all know, most people will try to balance the answer and try not to give a definite answer as they feel it might be a trap. Continue reading “Career counseling #16: Dictator or role model”