Pitch AgriHack 2016 is Open To Caribbean Tech Startups Focused on Agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, is launching the pilot edition of Pitch AgriHack, a new component of its AgriHack Talent

Jamaican ICT4AG Startup Agrocentral wins Atech Conference Pitch Contest, now off to DevLabs in California

It started with a last minute decision to go to the first Startup Weekend Jamaica event in October 2013 held by ConnectiMass and ohhhh what a ride co-founders  of Agrocentral Jermaine Henry and Janice McCleod has had since then! They recently pivoted two months ago-so are in the process of re-branding

SiliconCaribe.com’s Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015

The Caribbean’s Tech Startup Ecosystem started with the first wave of Internet Startups in the mid 90s, inspired by, and at times clones of, the American success stories. The region had, and in some cases still has, its own eBay (jamdeal.com), Yahoo (top5Jamaica.com), early social networks (caribbeanmassive.com and vibesconnect.com),online dating (caribsingles.com),alumni

Turkey Continues New Push to Deepen Ties With the Caribbean

Turkey has made no secret of its desire to deepen its relationship with the Caribbean, and the country is continuing that push with a new initiative in Dominica. Dominica announced that Turkey would be donating 50 computers to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture as part of the island’s goal of making

Taxing Information and Communication Technologies Actually Costs Money

According to a study by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), imposing taxes on information and communication technologies (ICT) can actually cost countries more money that it raises. ICT is a driving force for productivity growth around the globe. Yet by imposing discriminatory tariffs and taxes on electronic and digital devices and

ICT Access and Rural Women Empowerment

Marita Seara Fernández, who blogs on Mujeres construyendo (Women building), calls for the empowerment of rural woman and explains that according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 58 million women in Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas and 4 and a half million are farmers. 9207

New Tool Reveals How Jamaica’s Development Projects Impact People and Planet

Portland Bight (PBPA) is Jamaica’s largest protected area, extending more than 200 square miles of land and 524 miles of sea. The region is home to 30,000 acres of mangroves, four dry limestone forests, and several threatened species, including the critically endangered Jamaica Iguana. 9184

Caribbean entrepreneurs need to look to Diaspora for funding

Caribbean entrepreneurs who are looking for funding to develop new or existing businesses are being encouraged to look to their own nationals living abroad.  “Diaspora financing should be explored as a source of funding for entrepreneurs”, said Aun Rahman, head of the infoDev Access to Finance Programme, at the World