About CTA and FAST

About CTA

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.
CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
For more information on CTA, visit www.cta.int

About FAST

The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) is an international non-profit organisation based in Montreal, Canada, with the mission to facilitate efficiency, transparency and stability in financial markets for sustainable small and medium-
sized enterprises. By partnering with its members and other stakeholders, FAST
uses innovative tools, services and project models to support its financial partners to implement their impact investment goals with small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging economies. FAST's portfolio for training, analytics and matchmaking services provide impact-investing solutions for our stakeholders in sustainable agriculture and forestry markets.
For more information, visit http://www.fastinternational.org/

About the INTRA-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme

The Intra-ACP APP was a 20 million, 4-year (2013–2016), technical cooperation framework focusing on the Caribbean and the Pacific. It was funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). It focused on addressing the common problems faced in the two regions by promoting the development of smallholder agriculture through its closer integration into local, national, regional and, where appropriate, global markets.


Download your Investment Guide here

The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) has partnered with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to develop an investment guide for the sweet-potato sector in the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) region for financial institutions (FIs), with financial support from the Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP).


Contact CTA

PO Box 380
6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands
E-mail CTA
Visiting address:
Agro Business Park 2
6708 PW Wageningen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)317 467100
Fax: +31 (0)317 460067
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Contact FAST

Suite 801
1255 Blvd. Robert Bourassa
Montreal, QC
H3B 3W3
Tel: +1-514-759-6626
Fax: +1-514-759-6603
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