The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

CTA and coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS – The worldwide spread of the coronavirus is impacting on all our lives, wherever we live. CTA is taking steps to minimise the impact of this on the Centre’s staff, partners and operations, while our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the disease (COVID-19) and its consequences.

CTA’s priorities at this difficult time are the safety and well-being of our staff, partners and beneficiaries, and to do all in our power to contribute to minimising the spread of the disease. In this, we are being guided by the best available science-informed advice, including directives of the Government of the Netherlands.

As of today, CTA’s offices are still open, but the Centre is encouraging staff to work from home as much as possible. We are actively reviewing the necessity and safety of staff travel and programme events. Wherever possible, we will be using virtual rather than physical meetings to minimise physical contact among participants and to reduce the need to travel.

In taking these actions, we are endeavouring to minimise the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our work and that of our partners and beneficiaries. Above all, we remain committed to fulfilling all of the Centre’s contractual and financial obligations, and to the orderly closure of the Centre’s operations by the end of this year.

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For more information or to request an interview, contact Bertil Videt, +31 6 5113 1034, videt@cta.int

About CTA

CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU. CTA works to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.

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