The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.
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Impact Stories

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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.

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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.

When young Africans hack the farming sector

The AgriHack Talent initiative is one of the CTA’s best-known projects, particularly through its AgriHack Pitch start-up support programme. We take a look back on this initiative, which, over the course of just a few years, has succeeded in bringing together agriculture, entrepreneurship and new technologies.