Samoa advanced its agritourism development through a policy setting workshop on 13 - 16 December, in Apia. This event brought together over 70 experts, notably national stakeholders representing the fields of tourism, agriculture, trade and health, private sector representatives as well as Samoa’s foremost development partners.
Aflatoxins are one of the many ‘silent’ threats to the African continent’s food supply. A new report points the way to fighting aflatoxin contamination and reducing exposure levels.
October 21, 2016
What role for the private sector?
Aflatoxins are toxic substances, produced by fungi, which colonise maize, sorghum, groundnuts, millet, cassava and chilies among other commodities in Africa. The consequences of contamination are manifold and detrimental for human health, food security and trade. CTA and the African Union Commission - Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) are currently seeking to engage the private sector and upscale viable solutions to tackle this complex challenge in African countries.
October 17, 2016
From 7 November until 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco
On 5 October 2016, the threshold was reached for entry into force of the Paris Agreement. This makes COP 22 particularly significant. CTA staff will be involved in several of the events on the sidelines of this COP, including Adaptation of African Agriculture: From Science to Action, which is being co-organised with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Morocco’s National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) on Sunday 13 November 2016. The event will discuss Adaptation of African Agriculture, an initiative the Moroccan government launched to transform agriculture in Africa to respond to climate change.