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CTA Invests in Smart Agriculture

Published in The AgriCoop Newspaper, January 2018, by Gloria Siwisha

January 22, 2018

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), has invested over €449, 000 euros in scaling up climate smart agricultural solutions for cereals and livestock smallholder farmers in Zambia.

1st ever Pacific Week of Agriculture ready to kick off in Port-Vila (#PWA2017)

Published in Vanuatu Info Online, October 15, 2017 by Jean-Baptiste Calo

October 18, 2017

“Everything is set for the Grand Official opening of the first ever Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port-Vila on October 16th, 2017, this regional event will rock Port-Vila”. A statement made on Friday by a confident coordinator of the 1st Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA2017), Howard Aru.

Le Figaro: Mobile phone apps giving a boost to African agriculture

Access to key data allows producers to increase their productivity and income

August 9, 2017

By Eric de La Chesnais  Published 08/08/2017 

Pius Mitei, a young chicken farmer living in the Rift Valley region of Kenya, has a smile on his face once again. Last year, he was able to revive his farming work through a microloan of a few hundred euro that allowed him to buy chicken feed, raise his birds and sell them at the market for a profit. Today, he runs a farm with 500 chickens and has diversified into growing strawberries and coriander.

June 13, 2017

The Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) expressed its appreciation to its development partners. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) more specifically, was appreciated for its important role in the development of agriculture in the continent.

Promoting youth agric entrepreneurship

By Daniel Essiet, The Nation Nigeria, 7 April 2017

May 2, 2017

To engage youths in agriculture, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) are partnering to facilitate access to financial services, skills and jobs to grow their businesses, DANIEL ESSIET, reports.

First African Youth Agribusiness Forum Held In Nigeria

By newbusin, new Business Ethiopia, 2 May 2017

May 2, 2017

Youth from all over Africa will come together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25-26 April 2017. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths, development partners, and stakeholders in the sector.

Lovely local food

By PIPSO, The Fiji Times Online, 28 April 2017

April 28, 2017

Friday, April 21 saw the successful book launch of Colin Chung's cookbook, Kana Vinaka, at the University of the South Pacific's Oceania Centre. The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu launched the book.

Filière manioc : Une niche d’opportunités à saisir

Published on La Voix du Paysan, January 2017

January 24, 2017

Les acteurs de la filière réunis au forum manioc organisé par le CTA à Yaoundé en décembre dernier l’ont une fois de plus réaffirmé : feuilles, pâte de manioc, bâton ou miondo, amidon, farine, gari sont autant de richesses que peut produire le manioc. Au delà de la préservation de la sécurité alimentaire, le manioc, aliment de base dans plusieurs régions du Cameroun, est désormais un business rentable.