Markets and Value Chains

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September 21, 2016

"Grain agribusiness in West Africa: “What market instruments and public policies are needed to enhance the fluidity of the regional grain market in the ECOWAS region?” That is the subject of the regional conference organised by CTA, the West Africa Farmers' organisation Network (ROPPA), the West African Grain Network (WAGN) and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Around 200 participants are expected to share their experiences and best practices, and propose ways of promoting cross-border grain value chains in West Africa.

CTA kicks off its Caribbean business plan implementation with an executive mission

CTA has extended its work building sustainable Caribbean agriculture with a visit to the region by Director Michael Hailu to help scale up regional business plan activities

August 18, 2016

CTA’s Regional Business Plan for the Caribbean 2015-2017 and its implementation programme has been boosted by a 12-day mission to the region by Director Michael Hailu, where he consulted with key partners in the region and participated in this year’s Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.

Improving food and nutrition security through the cassava value chain

Regional consultation for the implementation of the CTA business plan for 2016–2019 in Central Africa

August 8, 2016

With a view to helping improve food and nutrition security in Central Africa, the CTA has redefined the scope of its action around the development and promotion of the roots and tubers sectors, and more specifically the cassava value chain in the region. 

Providing a vital perspective on pastoralism in Eastern Africa

A new project has been launched to address challenges of developing livestock value chains in pastoral, as well as in mixed crop-livestock systems.

July 19, 2016

Advocating for securing, protecting and improving the lives and rights of pastoralists in Africa has long been a key focal area for CTA. A number of activities have been supported, including technical workshops, high-level policy dialogue fora and study tours and publications, including Moving Herds, Moving Markets: Making Markets Work for African Pastoralists, a compendium of 15 case studies describing the challenges facing livestock value chains in nine African countries and the solutions which have been applied by the different actors involved.