About us


After many years of neglect, agriculture is back on the global agenda as a major vehicle for poverty reduction and economic growth and so this renewed interest bodes well for CTA's work. In our Strategic Plan 2011-2015, we have set out our key priorities for the coming years.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).

Mission: To advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.

Vision: Smallholder agriculture as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.

Read CTA's Annual reports to learn more about CTA's and its partners' achievements since 2003.

CTA staff

Meet our staff per department

CTA employs around 60 people from different ACP and EU countries, including Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Malawi, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom. Led by the Director, they work in the following programmes and departments:

Knowledge has the power to change lives. Discover the impact some of CTA’s activities and publications have had on rural communities, business and individuals in the selection of testimonials below.

Executive Board of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), as per the decision no 4/2013 of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors of 7 November 2013.