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.
We have two farmers. They work in a coop mode which they set up to take a loan to buy the equipment needed for their farming needs: tractor, harvester etc. They share the bank loan yearly rates and the machinery equally.
In year X, they obtained the same production and sold it at an almost similar price. Thus they had the money to pay their part of the bank rate.
In year Y, Farmer 1 obtained a high production which he sold at the price from year X. Farmer 2 obtained a smaller production which he sold at a lower price than that from year X. Thus, only Farmer 1 has the money to pay its part of the bank rate. They are faced with the following solutions. Find the solution
This story highlights the Climate-Smart Village activities in South Asia
It is not unusual for farmers to give up on agriculture when repeatedly having to deal with erratic and extreme weather events. For Horil Singh, a farmer from Rajapakar in India, changes in the summer temperatures and delayed rainfall severely affected his crop planning.
Continue reading “What are Climate-Smart Villages?”
A good friend recently told me that recruiters and companies are afraid of hiring me because I`ve done too much and too little at the same time, and my CV makes them believe that either I haven`t decided yet what to do with life or that I am always on the lookout for new positions. Continue reading “A “fragmented” CV for the real me”
Currently, 2.5 billion people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Globally, the average age of farmers is around 55 years. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Statistical Yearbook 2013, 27 percent of the world’s population is under 10 years old compared to only 8 percent over 65 years old. It’s clear that agriculture needs to attract younger farmers. Continue reading “Why Agriculture Needs Young People?”