Thematic information

Our websites

Agritrade is CTA's web portal on international agricultural trade issues in the context of ACP-EU relations. It provides updated information and analysis on key topics including EPAs and WTO negotiations, implications of CAP reform for ACP, food safety issues as well as major commodities such as sugar, banana, cotton and fisheries issues.

CTA's website Knowledge for Development supports the policy dialogue on science, technology and innovation (ST&I) for ACP agricultural and rural development. It enables the scientific community and other stakeholders to share information and collaborate and formulate policy positions and develop strategies for harnessing ST&I for transforming the agricultural sector.

The purpose of ARDYIS is to raise youth awareness and capacity on agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries through ICTs. More specifically, it will strengthen the capacities of the youth on ICTs for development issues, particularly in the agricultural and rural sector and contribute to sensitizing youth on the questions related to ACP agriculture and rural development.

CTA promotes the adoption and dissemination of sound practices in the domains of participatory spatial information management and communication otherwise known as PGIS. This site provides an updated account of completed and ongoing initiatives.

The starting point for your Web 2.0 learning and sharing experience in the context of development work.

This website includes all the relevant documents about the regular development briefing sessions in Brussels on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation, organised by the CTA, the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, Concord, and other partners.

This weblog shares daily news on key ACP-EU programmes and events in Brussels relevant to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries. It is possible also possible to subscribe on line to the weekly e-newsletter.

Making the connection

Value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture

'Making the connection' was an international conference on value chains organised by CTA and partners. About 500 people participated in the conference in Addis Ababa in November, 2012. Today, the website is kept up-to-date to promote communication between those interested in the topic of value chains. In particular, two sections are regularly updated: newsletters and resources, the latter consisting mainly of publications covering a broad range of value-chain related topics.


The digital springboard for inclusive agriculture

Cohosted by CTA and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), and in partnership with a number of organisations working in the area of agricultural and rural development, the ICT4Ag Conference took place in 2013, in Kigali, Rwanda. It highlighted the impact of Information and Communication Techlogies (ICTs) in empowering farmers and consumers along the value chain. Since the Conference, CTA continued to update the website and sends a newsletter on related topics every three months.