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Pitch AgriHack seeks to promote greater engagement of young women

CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.

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food security

Innovations in rice value chains offer increased job opportunities for rural youth

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), together with the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, has launched a new project that will foster youth entrepreneurship, strengthen market ties, and enhance livelihoods in the rice sectors of Mali and Senegal.

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climate change

The Pacific Week of Agriculture - building South-South cooperation

The inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) will be held during 16-20 October in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Hosted by the Government of Vanuatu, the event will explore strategies for boosting the agri-food sector, whilst increasing production of healthy food for local consumption and supplying the tourism market.

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enterprises

CTA at EDD: championing youth and women agribusiness entrepreneurship in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

A line-up of top international actors will meet to debate the theme of "Investing in Development" this week during European Development Days (EDD), Europe's leading forum on development and cooperation. The event, organised by the European Commission and held in Brussels, seeks to identify innovative pathways for sustainable development and forge new partnerships to drive strategies for tackling poverty. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is participating in five events during the 2-day forum from June 7 to 8.

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Central Africa

Cashing in on cassava - a strategic crop for Central Africa

Of all the crops grown in Central Africa, cassava has the strongest potential to increase food security, generate greater benefits for farmers from value addition and foster regional trade. A Regional Forum on Cassava in Central Africa - Challenges and opportunities for smallholders will examine how to develop a regional value chain that can tap into these opportunities, creating jobs and income for a large number of people.