What is Youth in Data Connect?
Are you an investor or a funder interested in supporting youth-led and youth-focused digital agricultural programs across the developing world? Are you involved in youth initiative and looking to connect with industry leaders who might help provide support for you to scale-up?
The Platform is compiling a database of global Youth in Data’ initiatives. We invite youths to submit their initiatives, and industry members to discover ways to get involved.
This is the BIG DATA Platform´s first step towards mapping out a landscape of youth-driven and youth-focused initiatives. From here, we hope to build informed infrastructures that will enable the support of youths in digital agriculture.
The Platform will periodically share updates of the youth initiative profiles with its networks, encouraging them to reach out and connect with initiatives where they might be able to add value.
In Nigeria, farmer population is aging and there is insufficient interest in the agricultural sector by the younger generation due to a number of reasons. AgropreneurNg tackles related challenges by focusing on three key areas: communication, ‘agvocacy’ and capacity building.
Kitovu is a mobile based platform created by a pool of young people passionate about agriculture and food sustainability, which collects, analyzes and aggregates soil and geo-location data, as a tool to provide farmers with soil and crop specific fertilizers, improved seedlings, and agro-chemicals, while connecting farm produce to offtakers.