The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Digital and data-driven agriculture: Harnessing the power of data for smallholders


ICTs and the open data revolution promise a radical step change in transforming agriculture and food systems around the world, towards eliminating hunger and poverty, creating truly sustainable systems and meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Advances in sensors, computational power and networks massively increase our ability to access, analyse and recombine big data sets, while the opening up of social media liberates the rapid exchange of information and experience.