Sowing innovation, harvesting prosperity

A thriving agricultural sector is key to the economic prosperity of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations. CTA is promoting the transformation of agriculture into an attractive, modern and sustainable livelihood option for rural communities throughout the ACP. By supporting innovations in technology and sharing actionable knowledge, we strive to advance food and nutrition security, prosperity, climate resilience, youth employment and gender equality.

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Lovin Kobusingye, the accidental entrepreneur

Networking and making contacts is what helps me grow my business and I also get to share my knowledge with other entrepreneurs.

Lovin Kobusingye, Founder of Kati Farms

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CTA promotes youth entrepreneurship and employment

700

YOUNG ICT ENTREPRENEURS SUPPORTED IN 2017

5K

NEW JOBS TO BE CREATED BY 2020

23,4

is the median age of the ACP population

700K

Euros invested in young ICT start-ups involved in CTA's Agrihack in 2016
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All Eyes on the Sky

It is easier now for farmers to receive fertiliser and credit, not just from us, but also from banks because teh information that is recorded can act as collateral.

Onesimus Matsiko, Igara Tea Factory

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CTA is a leader in the use of ICTs for agriculture and is at the forefront of the move towards precision agriculture for smallholder farming.

700

YOUNG ICT ENTREPRENEURS SUPPORTED IN 2017

500+

MOBILE APPLICATIONS IN CTA’S APPS4AG DATABASE

178K

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS DIGITALLY PROFILED IN 2017

250K

smallholder farmers and agents trained in digital technologies
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Farming by Phone to keep up with the Climate

Because of climate change, we cannot continue farming the way our grandparents did.

CTA continues to build an evidence base showing the benefits of adopting CSA at the farm level in ACP countries.

60K

SMALLHOLDER RECEIVED ACCESS TO CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES

484

CEOS AND OFFICIALS TRAINED ON CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE IN ZAMBIA IN 2017

90%

OF FARMED LAND IN AFRICA IS RAIN-FED

75M

PEOPLE IN AFRICA MAY BE EXPOSED TO WATER-STRESS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE