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.

Realising the promise of agriculture for Africa’s transformation

Transforming Africa’s economic development requires a shift away from its characteristic dependence on commodities and limited domestic production. Broader participation in economic growth is needed to stem rural flight and promote inclusive job creation among youth and women. Agriculture is a proven platform for economic transformation and can be achieved in African countries through policies addressing bottlenecks and constraints to the expansion of agriculture in the economy.