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  • Nawsheen’s World By: Nawsheen Hosenally ARDYIS Consultative Workshop“Using ICTs to strengthen youth opportunities in agriculture and rural areas” 22nd May 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Introduction “Nawsheen’s World” was created in 2008 Active since 2010, mainly to share my thoughts In 2011, I attended a training on Web 2.0 by CTA in the framework of the ARDYIS project and my blog started to focus more on Agriculture Since the YoBloCo, blog posts are solely on Youth, Agriculture and ICTs
  • Objectives To share information on Agriculture, Youth and ICTs Showcase best-practices in Agriculture from Mauritius and the region Share success stories of youth and successful entrepreneurs in Agriculture Share my own experience as a youth in Agriculture (bring forward opportunities/challenges faced by youth)
  • Blog DesignAccessible at: http://nawsheenh.blogspot.com
  • Nature of Blog Posts Blog posts focused on different issues:  Conference/Workshop proceedings  Use of ICTs in Agriculture  Agricultural Policies  Sustainable Agriculture  Food Quality and Safety  Application of Web 2.0 and Social Media  Promoting Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship  Highlighting new technologies in Agriculture (Tissue culture/mass propagation, hydroponics, use of GPS, mobile applications)  Crop and animal production  Challenges and opportunities in Agriculture
  • Popular posts
  • Traffic Sources
  • Audience
  • All time page views
  • Motivation for updating blog Interest in Web 2.0 and Agriculture YoBloCo was a motivation to improve blog’s quality and frequency Passion for making a change by sharing information and raising awareness on Agriculture and youth-related issues With time, blogging became a hobby
  • My perspective as a Blogger Share opinions and ideas Information benefit and Way of impact other documenting people Blogging Improve skills and Tracking gain activities knowledge Can be Creating used for your advocacy identity
  • Challenges faced No major challenges faced However, blogging is a time-consuming activity Lots of ideas, but lack of time to write on them  Some Blog posts remain drafts - unpublished Internet connectivity  Blogging completely dependent on it
  • Impact of blog on my Agricultural activities Indirect job and other opportunities Have an identity in the Agricultural sector Increased Networking Better understanding of different issues related to agriculture (policies, challenges, opportunities, initiatives, etc.) Improved writing skills
  • Feedback from Audience Comments received on blog posts that they have been informative and useful to some people Encouragement from experienced professionals in Agriculture to keep on writing Emails from blog followers, requesting for more information (especially hydroponics, facilitation, and other resources) Other requests received from: Youth in agriculture to create their blog, regarding assignments, partnerships, consultancy opportunities etc.
  • Conclusion Blogging is an opportunity for youth to have their own space and be visible in this competitive world There is no limit on where a blog post may reach or to whom it may be useful Having a blog is free and it may have various objectives and functions I highly encourage people to have a blog for it has more advantages than disadvantages!