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Grow digital

CTA is a partner of African Green Revolution Forum, the most important global event focussing on the continent’s agricultural transformation.

In 2019, CTA’s Digitalisation of African Agriculture 2018-2019 Report will act as the key knowledge product for the event guiding this year’s theme: Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.

Between 2-6 September, CTA will also lead a number of events including an opening plenary panel discussion and the Pitch AgriHack Competition which will award the most innovative youth agricultural start-ups.

We also welcome visitors to our stand.

Meet CTA at AGRF

Key findings from The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

Digitalisation of agriculture

Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa

Digitalisation View all in Digitalisation

Profiling and drones for precise farming practices

CTA supports agricultural cooperatives and rural organisations in ACP countries, in conjunction with the Data4Ag project, in order to improve agricultural services by collecting and managing farming data. The AgriTIC project, along with the FEPA/B organisation in Burkina Faso, began in 2017 and has already profiled 2,000 farms.


BenBen Ghana: Empowering citizens by providing land security


Tea farmers find value in their digital data

Youth View all in Youth

A Nigerian start-up unlocking the potential of large markets for smallholder farmers

One of 11 woman-led finalists in CTA’s 2019 Pitch AgriHack competition and, ultimately, a winner in the mature platform category, Nigeria-based Foodlocker is helping smallholder farmers to access large and lucrative markets. Jennifer Okoduwa, the company’s co-founder, explains how.


The business of farming: How digitalisation is bringing Africa’s youth back into agriculture


Smart Brooder: Providing hope for Kenya’s poultry sector

Youth publications View all in Youth publications

Opportunities in Agriculture: Stemming youth migration

Africa’s growing youth workforce presents enormous potential for agricultural transformation, but to capitalise on this promising resource the sector must become a more attractive employment option for the continent’s young people.


Challenges and opportunities in agriculture for African youth


Engaging youth in policy processes on agriculture and agribusiness

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report

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The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 - Executive summary

Agricultural transformation is a priority in the policy agenda of African governments in their quest to meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth. With the right policies, innovation and investment, the continent’s agriculture could be transformed into a powerhouse not only to feed a growing population but to create decent employment for millions of young people.