On April 25-26, the AYA Forum is being organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with Partners in GFAR: CTA, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN). About 250 young agripreneurs from across Africa, as well as institutional and business partners, are expected to attend.

As a pre-event to the AYA Forum, CTA will run, on, a workshop entitled Accelerating Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurship Using ICTs. This workshop is designed for partners including development organisations, venture capitalists, young start-up companies, farmer organisations and representatives of national entrepreneurship programmes.

The workshop will review the results of CTA's AgriHack Talent initiatives, and consider how to scale up this kind of business promotion. It will also discuss proposals for supporting youth agribusinesses via stronger ICT business services, and look at technical partnership and funding opportunities.

The publication An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs is available for download as of Wednesday 26 April (72 pages)