CWA 2014

CTA activities and programmes at CWA

Agenda 6th - 12th October 2014

CTA and partners are organising a number of workshops and other events at the 13th CWA. These activities cover a variety of themes including strengthening ICTs in value chains, managing pest populations under climate change, development of coconut industry, youth engagement in value chains, connecting and balancing food and nutrition security, and regional fisheries policies.The workshops will prepare policy recommendations as a basis for policy dialogue and decision-making during the CWA.

In collaboration with CARDI, IICA and the contribution of various stakeholders, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) is organising the AgriHack Talent Caribbean pro-gramme to support youth ICT innovations and entrepreneur-ship in agriculture. ICT Applications addressing key Caribbean agricultural challenges selected by regional stakeholders have been developed. The Finals are held at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Suriname. Apart from cash prizes, winners will be incubated to favour the roll-out of their applications.

Message from Michael Hailu

Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

CTA is delighted once again to join forces with its partners to support the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA). We are grateful to the Government of Suriname for hosting CWA 2014 in Paramaribo from 6 to 12 October 2014