During the past 4 years, more than at any time in its past, CTA has invested in external reviews of its major activities and programmes. As a learning organisation, CTA strives to draw lessons from its activities, particularly its successes but also to review and strengthen any shortcomings. While continuing with the long-established practice of conducting evaluations using set criteria, CTA has diversified its approach to also invest in a number of impact studies. As well as helping CTA to identify specific achievements, these evaluations and impact studies have provided important lessons, many of which have been used to improve the organisation’s operations and to shape the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
In 2014, CTA celebrated 30 years of service to agricultural and rural development in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP). The Centre WAs proud to mark this milestone and acknowledged the contribution of its many partners in its endeavour to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management.
December 19, 2014
A message from Michael Hailu
This year, CTA has been celebrating 30 years of service to ACP agricultural and rural development, and we have dedicated this milestone to honouring our many local, national, regional and international partners.
For small-scale farmers, having access to cash at the right time can make all the difference between simply surviving, and moving up the next rung on the production ladder. Investment in agricultural inputs for the following season can enable producers to intensify and diversify production, securing higher revenues in the process.