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February 8, 2018

Over the last two years CTA’s Youth leading learning in climate-resilient value chains in the Pacific (YLLP) project has supported a variety of activities aimed at improving livelihood opportunities for young farmers by training them on using ICTs to promote organic farming practices. The project was launched in 2015 by POETCOM/SPC following a CTA grant won by that organisation. It builds on activities of IFAD’s Capacity building for resilient agriculture in the Pacific (CBRAP) project, implemented by POETCOM, which supports young farmers working with producer organisations in nine Pacific countries, including Tonga and Vanuatu, to learn climate-resilient agricultural practices.

Experience capitalisation for greater impact

'Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development'

January 30, 2018

The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with financial support from IFAD. The 3-year knowledge management initiative began in April 2016 and aims to help improve the analysis, documentation, sharing, and adoption and use of lessons and good practices – as an approach for continuous learning, improvement and scaling up of development interventions.

Solomon Islands embarks on an agritourism policy

Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop, 21-22 November 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands

November 28, 2017

The Solomon Islands held a 'Policy Setting Workshop', organised by the government of the Solomon Islands, CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Pacific Community (SPC), in Honiara, 21-22 November, to establish the main elements for a national agritourism policy. Over 40 representatives discussed the opportunities for linkages between the agriculture, tourism and trade sectors.

Emerging innovations for sustainable dairy developments in East-Africa

13th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa

November 15, 2017

Dairy is one of the fastest growing agricultural sub-sectors in Eastern Africa, making the region the leading milk-producer in Africa. The region is a buzz for innovations in the dairy sector. However, many of these innovations are not shared with industry actors or do not influence the value chain widely. This document presents several innovations in the East African dairy sector that are inspiring examples for further dairy developments in Africa.

February 14, 2018

Over the past 2 years, CTA has trained 460 leaders and managers of farmer associations and agricultural cooperatives to help them transform into viable businesses with greater capacity to integrate their farmer members into different agricultural value chains.

February 12, 2018

The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and with financial support from IFAD. The project began in April 2016 and lasts for 3 years, with the aim to facilitate the adoption of an experience capitalisation process in rural development initiatives.

Capitalization of experiences in the Pacific

Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development, 5-9 February 2018, Suva, Fiji

February 2, 2018

CTA is hosting a knowledge management workshop as part of the ‘Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development’ project between 5 and 9 February 2018 in the Fijian capital of Suva. The 3-year project started in April 2016 with the aim to facilitate the wider use of experience capitalization processes in rural development initiatives, as an approach for continuous learning, improvement and scaling up.

Taking an agribusiness approach in the Caribbean

Data4Ag Week 2017, 20-24 November 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

January 30, 2018

CTA has recently interviewed Torin Gilalta, technical officer at the Caribbean Agri-business Association (CABA). CABA works to provide a private sector mechanism to facilitate organized, coordinated planning and development of regional programmes and projects in the agri-business sector in CARICOM. With help from CTA, CABA has been able to build an e-commerce platform (www.cabacaribbean.com & www.mycaribbeanshop.com). CABA also has a social media platform (www.talkagri.com) and a programme that certifies basic agricultural skills (www.agri-educate.com). Most recently, CABA has established the Caribbean Agri-business Export Company (CABEXCO).

January 24, 2018

With access to satellite data, Ugandan farmers get crucial information about weather conditions and agronomic tips about their fields. See how CTA’s MUIIS project was featured in the Robo Sapiens programme of the Dutch broadcaster VPRO.