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Seeding Innovation, Harvesting Prosperity

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

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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

Creating global value through high-impact crowdlending for unbanked farmers

One of the first applications for the incentive system of blockchain: ‘cryptocurrencys’ was its use in remittances. A digital currency without borders could be used to transfer money across nations at a faster rate and lower cost than conventional methods. Crowdlending platform, EthicHub, has explored and implemented these possibilities to provide smallholder farmers in developing countries with financial services. Jana Petkanic, from the Benelux office for EthicHub, talks about the company’s innovative blockchain project in Mexico.


MyKana: Designed in Fiji, tailor made for improving Fijian health


TraSeable Farms - Reimagining the Pacific Islands Agriculture Sector

Youth View all in Youth

Have agribusiness idea, but no money? Be inventive!

So you have what you are convinced is a winning idea for an agri start-up. But what about the funding? They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and young agripreneurs reveal there is no one single model when it comes to finding the money to get a business plan up and running.


Kenyan youth groups selected for a new agribusiness development project


Young women take the lead in Pitch AgriHack

Youth publications en View all in Youth publications en

Challenges and opportunities in agriculture for African youth

This brief explores the challenges and opportunities facing young people trying to enter the agricultural and agribusiness sector. It focuses on actions that governments and other development actors can take to make the sector more attractive to young people, with an emphasis on those that can increase productivity, strengthen the value chains and increase the participation of young people in policy dialogue.


Engaging youth in policy processes on agriculture and agribusiness


Creating jobs for rural youth in agricultural value chains

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The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report