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.

Data4Ag: Using data to transform smallholder farming

Digitalisation of agriculture is driving an exponential growth in the amount of data on agriculture being collected. This calls for new tools and approaches to gather, manage, analyse and use this data. CTA’s project, Data4Ag: Agricultural data systems to transform smallholder farming, focuses on transforming smallholder agriculture through the use of data management by agri-enterprises.

This project aims to facilitate better data management in farmer-owned cooperatives, associations and farmer’s organisations, as well as aid their development. It focuses on transforming agriculture for smallholder farmers through joint ventures to reach new markets and by using aggregated data to provide better services for their members and to inform policy-making.