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Grow digital

CTA is a partner of African Green Revolution Forum, the most important global event focussing on the continent’s agricultural transformation.

In 2019, CTA’s Digitalisation of African Agriculture 2018-2019 Report will act as the key knowledge product for the event guiding this year’s theme: Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.

Between 2-6 September, CTA will also lead a number of events including an opening plenary panel discussion and the Pitch AgriHack Competition which will award the most innovative youth agricultural start-ups.

We also welcome visitors to our stand.

Meet CTA at AGRF

Key findings from The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

Digitalisation of agriculture

Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa

Digitalisation View all in Digitalisation

Who owns farmer data? Exploring the rights and codes of conduct for transparent agricultural data sharing

Data-driven services have the potential to effectively propel agricultural innovations and contribute to the sustainability of food systems. But despite a continuous increase of initiatives facilitating common data exchange in agriculture, a lack of legal and policy frameworks continues to hamper ownership, control and access of data.


Blockchain for agriculture: making it happen


Innovative digitalisation project transitions into promising business

Youth View all in Youth

New technology and business skills create rural jobs

CTA’s PEJERIZ project is applying technology in the field, encouraging mechanisation and coaching young entrepreneurs to create jobs in the rice value chain in Mali and Senegal. Launched in March 2018, the project is already making a difference.


Succeeding as a young agripreneur - Pacific youth speak out


Young innovators transforming African agriculture awarded in Accra - Winners of Pitch AgriHack competition announced

Youth publications View all in Youth publications

Opportunities in Agriculture: Stemming youth migration

Africa’s growing youth workforce presents enormous potential for agricultural transformation, but to capitalise on this promising resource the sector must become a more attractive employment option for the continent’s young people.


Challenges and opportunities in agriculture for African youth


Engaging youth in policy processes on agriculture and agribusiness

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report

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The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 - Executive summary

Agricultural transformation is a priority in the policy agenda of African governments in their quest to meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth. With the right policies, innovation and investment, the continent’s agriculture could be transformed into a powerhouse not only to feed a growing population but to create decent employment for millions of young people.