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.
January 30, 2018
'Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development'
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.
November 28, 2017
Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop, 21-22 November 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands
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.
November 15, 2017
13th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa
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.
Six youth start-ups, who were each awarded with investment, promotional support, capacity building and network opportunities after winning CTA's 2017 Pitch AgriHack! initiative are looking forward to the new opportunities that 2018, and continuing support from CTA and partners, will bring.
A cooperative leadership event (CLE) for promoting professionalisation and commercialisation in farmer associations and agricultural cooperatives will be held from 26th February to the 1st March, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The training will build on the success of CLE events held across Africa during the last two years.
February 15, 2018
Call for Expressions of Interest
Cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
February 2, 2018
Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development, 5-9 February 2018, Suva, Fiji
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.