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September 25, 2017

The 7th edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which opened in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 4th September, officially came to an end on Friday 8th September 2017. The Forum closed with a feeling of satisfaction, both in terms of the agreed financial commitments and the new agriculture initiatives presented.

September 11, 2017

By 2050 global food production will need to double to combat hunger, malnutrition, and to meet the needs of a growing population. Data has the potential to contribute to solving agriculture and nutrition challenges.  It is within this context and the GODAN Action project that CTA, RCMRD and partners will host a side event titled “Leveraging Weather Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Challenges in Africa” on 12 September 2017 during the the 2017 AMCOMET-Africa Hydromet Forum.

August 24, 2017

The Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) has released a new video that captures the lessons learned from farmer-orientated value chain trainings in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. This video was produced under the jointly funded project by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 'Leveraging the development of local food crops and fisheries value chains for improved nutrition and sustainable food systems in the Pacific Islands' which is being implemented in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO).

August 21, 2017

As a partner of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), CTA will be able to further its mission of advancing food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa through innovations in sustainable agriculture. The Forum will also host the final stage of the CTA’s West Africa Pitch AgriHack! Competition and award ceremony for the winners. 

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 on ‘Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity For Sustainable Development’ was held at the World Trade Organization in Geneva from 11 to 13 July 2017.

July 31, 2017

Underpinning the Global Review is a monitoring and evaluation exercise aimed at surveying Aid-for-Trade priorities and how these have changed; the status of Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation and support; engagement in, and support to, the development of e-commerce; and infrastructure investment, the development of related services markets and related investment climate reforms. One cross-cutting theme that was examined was women's economic empowerment.

June 30, 2017

At a small ceremony held at CTA headquarters in Wageningen on Friday, June 30, 2017, both CTA and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and intensify cooperation between the two organisations. This MoU provides a framework for the organisations to cooperate in activities where there is a mutual interest especially in the area of benefiting agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

June 26, 2017

Associations and organisations of African farmers can be turned into modern and competitive enterprises that still preserve cooperative principles by applying six steps. This allows the development of autonomous, democratic and farmer-owned organisations that can also boost rural employment and agri-business in Africa as shown in a recent study.