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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply was extended to August 15, 2010 and this information was distributed to all eligible Open Campus students.

The essay contest was open to young people aged 18 - 25 years , from urban or rural areas of Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific countries and up to 1,500 Euros could be won. This contest is the first activity of the project “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) which aims at raising the awareness and capacity of youth on the issues of rural and agricultural development for ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries through new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).For more information, check this website: http://ardyis.cta.int/en/activities/awards/item/48-awards/48-awards.