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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

Green shoots for the future


young ICT entrepreneurs supported in 2017


mobile applications in CTA’s Apps4Ag database


smallholder farmers digitally profiled in 2017

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Drones for agriculture View all in Drones for agriculture

Provision of business development and technical support

CTA is seeking to identify a consultant who will provide of business development and technical support to beneficiaries of the project ‘Transforming African agriculture: Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground’.

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Data and drones in Uganda: CTA's new agribusiness project

Small drones in Africa: embracing the opportunities, overcoming the challenges

Raising awareness of agricultural UAVs in Africa

Data4Ag View all in Data4Ag

Taking an agribusiness approach in the Caribbean

CTA has recently interviewed Torin Gilalta, technical officer at the Caribbean Agri-business Association (CABA). CABA works to provide a private sector mechanism to facilitate organized, coordinated planning and development of regional programmes and projects in the agri-business sector in CARICOM.

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The value of data in connecting farmers to the marketplace in Samoa

Data-driven products and services for farmers organisations

Open data for smallholder weather information services

Innovation View all in Innovation

Blending tradition with innovation to boost rural incomes

Rural households in Samoa are being connected to income streams by adding value to local products and marketing via the Internet. Adimaimalaga Tafunai, Executive Director of Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI), explains how linking indigenous traditions to ICT tools is helping to improve smallholder livelihoods and stem the rural exodus.

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Innovation and inclusiveness wins continental recognition for Uganda’s coffee sector

Emerging innovations for sustainable dairy developments in East-Africa

Blockchain, a technology with big potential for farmers and value chains actors