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

Bertil Videt

Strategic Communications, CTA


A multilingual political scientist and communication strategist, Bertil Videt oversees CTA’s digital content, marketing and advocacy. He has more than 10 years’ experience in media management, campaigning and journalism. Before joining CTA, Bertil has among other things been Communications Manager at iCRA and Managing Editor of The Broker. He holds degrees in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Copenhagen and the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.



After nearly 10 years as CTA Director, Michael Hailu’s mandate at the Centre will conclude at the end of February 2020. We spoke with him about how CTA has contributed to the advancement of agricultural transformation in ACP countries over the last decade, and how this important work will be continued in the future.


Hunger is on the rise again even though there is enough food to feed the world. According to the UN, over 800 million are currently going hungry as a result of conflict, drought and disasters linked to climate change. Eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition is about more than just increasing food production; it encompasses the need to improve the quality and nutritional value of food, raise incomes and strengthen food systems to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food.