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Africa must overcome key infrastructural and institutional challenges

On the 21 March 2018, 44 member states of the African Union (AU) signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) during an extraordinary Summit of the AU held in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfCFTA is arguably one of the world's largest free trad…

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Young people of Africa: “we are trying to leverage the whole innovation space”

CTA and Young ACP Agripreneurs: interview with Michael Hailu

More than 10 million young Africans enter the workforce each year, and most of them work in agriculture. The time to transform the sector has arrived. We spoke with CTA Director Michael Hailu, who has been leading the organisation in a strategic orie…

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Sep 7

Conference

Policy Symposium: New Opportunities for Regional Food Markets and Food Trade in Africa

Presentation of the key findings from the new African Agricultural Trade Status Monitor report, highlighting the role agricultural trade plays in Africa and drawing out important policy measures that African governments will need to take to benefit fully from intra-African trade as well as global trade in agricultural products, followed by a high-level panel discussion moderated b…
Location:
Kigali, Rwanda

Sep 5

Conference

Emerging Models Disrupting Agribusiness in Africa?

Agriculture is Africa’s largest economic sector, representing 15% of the continent’s total GDP and accounting for more than 20% of its annual economic growth. This session will consider how to develop agribusiness activities, both downstream (processing) and upstream (input provision), and sustainably link smallholders and small enterprises to structured value chains.

Location:
Kigali, Rwanda

Aug 20

Conference

Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Government of Rwanda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union in partnership with other organisations are organising a regional conference on the theme: Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engagin…
Location:
Kigali, Rwanda


Sep 28

Conference

SACAU Workshop for the validation of the Business Plan of the Grain Network of Southern Africa Stakeholders

CTA is collaborating with SACAU for the development of sustainable commodity platforms in Southern Africa (grains and livestock). The aim of the Pretoria workshop is to present, discuss and agree on the Business Plan of the Grain Network of Southern Africa Stakeholders (GNSAS) and more specifically look at the following areas: key regional and g…
Location:
Brussels, Belgium

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