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.
Mar 21

Second Training Workshop on Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development

Second Training Workshop on Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development

Event Overview

The “Capitalisation of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project is being implemented in different parts of the world by CTA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with financial support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Representatives of the East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) met in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2016, in a workshop organised by the project at which they were introduced to the IMARK learning module on experience capitalisation, planned the process of capitalization and started their own process. Another group of organisations involved in the Public-Private-Producers Partnerships (4Ps) mechanisms in value chains development in East Africa also got together for a similar training session which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, in December 2016. Both groups have meanwhile been mentored remotely on their process of documenting their experiences.

This second workshop will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, between 21 and the 24 March 2017 with participants from both EAFF and the 4Ps programme (funded by IFAD across 3 countries in Eastern Africa). Using a writeshop approach, they will be finalising the documentation of their experiences and will plan for dissemination within their organisations and networks.  Participants will draw specific lessons regarding the process and plan for activities that promote further capitalisation of experiences within their institutions.  They will also plan for future activities with the group and with other participants who are gathered around a Community of Practice on Capitalization of Experiences.

Jorge Chávez-Tafur, CTA's Programme Coordinator for Knowledge Management will co-facilitate the workshop. 

Arusha, Tanzania


  • 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.

  • IFAD

    Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub. In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by smallholder farmers.

  • IICA

    As the specialised agency of the Inter-American System for agriculture, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supports the efforts of the Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The Institute provides its cooperation through daily, close and permanent collaboration with its 34 Member States, whose needs it addresses expeditiously in order to achieve increasingly inclusive, competitive and sustainable agriculture. Without a doubt, IICA’s most valuable asset is the close relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work. Since our institution was founded, we have acquired a wealth of experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health and food safety, agribusiness, agricultural trade, rural development, natural resource management and training.

  • FAO

    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.