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.
Oct 14

Agribusiness investments in partnership with farmer's organisations in ACP Countries

Agribusiness investments in partnership with farmer's organisations in ACP Countries

Event Overview

In the context of EXPO Milan, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission is organising a conference on "Agri-business investments in partnership with farmer's organisations in ACP Countries".

The aim of the conference is to engage stakeholders and partners to work on a common blue-print for smart agri-business investments in ACP countries in partnership with farmers' organisations. Participants are invited to discuss the best ways to promote investments that seize the opportunities offered by regional and international trade and how to best tackle the challenges ahead, in the context of guaranteed free market access to the EU.

The event is organised by the European Commission, in partnership with African Union Commission, the ACP Secretariat, the European Investment Bank and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The conference brings together partner organisations in the EU (the European Commission and the EIB), the African Union and ACP, agri-businesses and farmers' organisations from EU and ACP countries, international organisations, development agencies and NGOs.

Learn more on the website of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural development.

Keynote speakers

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Milan, Italy
Location:

Speakers

Keynote speakers

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Attendees

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  • Boto, Isolina

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

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  • Girard Cisneros, Marion

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

  • Hailu, Michael

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

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  • Zewdie, Yihenew

Organisers

  • EC/DG AGRI

  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

  • European Investment Bank

  • AUC/DREA

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.