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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Impact Stories

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Measuring the Outcomes of the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

Working together with Dalberg Advisors, CTA published “The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report” in June 2019. This was a “first-of-its-kind”, baseline report that highlights the state of digitalisation in enabling the transformation of African agriculture.

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Pacific ICT innovator and exporter connect to improve value chain performance

A regional networking event organised by CTA in Tonga resulted in a business relationship between two Fijian agro-based enterprises that has exciting prospects for Pacific Island value chains and nutrition.

Blockchain summit spurs uptake of digital innovations for agriculture

The Strike Two summit, a series of events showcasing digital innovations for the food system, has given CTA and partners a launchpad to demonstrate the transformative potential of blockchain for small-scale agriculture, and establish a growing global community that aims to accelerate its adoption.

Climate-smart agricultural solution receives government backing in Zambia

CTA’s efforts to promote the adoption of a bundle of climate-smart agricultural solutions by 60,000 smallholder farmers in Zambia received a significant boost in 2019 after the government contracted one of the project partners to develop a weather-based insurance product that could reach 1.5 million farmers at the national scale.

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.