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A sustainable increase in the production of healthy foods will be impossible without the transformation of smallholder farms into profitable businesses. Digitalisation of agriculture has the potential to revolutionise smallholder farming in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), significantly improving productivity and profitability.

OUR APPROACH

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. We focus on increasing profitability and productivity by leveraging digital solutions and strengthening business innovations. As part of this drive we will promote precision agriculture solutions, including data gathering by satellites and drones, weather information and soil sensors as well as other data driven farming practices. CTA also supports access to new services for farmers in the areas of finance and insurance.

To achieve reach and scalability CTA collaborates with a network of partners globally, regionally and nationally.

Impact stories

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CTA increases profitability and productivity by leveraging digital solutions and strengthening business innovations

700

YOUNG ICT ENTREPRENEURS SUPPORTED BY 2017

500+

MOBILE APPLICATIONS IN CTA’S APPS4AG DATABASE

178K

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS DIGITALLY PROFILED IN 2017

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YEARS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS TO BECOME THE BASIS OF ALL FUTURE SERVICE OFFERINGS AND BUSINESS MODELS

CTA and digitalisation

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The growing demand for unmanned aerial systems – more commonly called drones – to improve crop management and agricultural productivity is creating opportunities for digital start-ups across Africa. As part of the project Transforming African agriculture: Eyes in the sky, smart techs on the ground, CTA is working with 35 drone enterprises in 19 countries to develop their business management skills in collaboration with professional services advisors such as Ernst & Young.

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The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report

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Digitalisation
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The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

"Digitalisation is crumbling all sorts of borders and African agriculture will be deeply impacted. Technologies can help stimulate innovation for sustainable agri-food systems and produce better and safer food while preserving natural resources and biodiversity. But we need to be conscious and support solutions that are sustainable and that are tailored to countries’ needs, and embedded into conducive and broader innovation systems." Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit at the European Commission, DG for International Cooperation and Development