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.
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Nov 6

UAV4Ag capacity building

UAV4Ag capacity building

Event Overview

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – or drones – have the potential to help smallholder farmers become more productive, sustainable and profitable by bringing some of the tools of precision agriculture to producers, be these large and medium-scale holdings or associations of small-scale farmers growing the same crop in contiguous areas. 

UAS can help increase the returns to farmers and create knowledge-intensive new employment opportunities in rural areas, offering educated youth an alternative to migrating to the cities or overseas. 

Recognising these opportunities, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has initiated a series of activities including training, networking and support to the acquisition of equipment so that new UAS providers can service farmers and farmers’ organisations from 6 countries, and 7 enterprises.During this training, the participants will upscale their skills and capacity in delivering drone services for agriculture.


  • 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.