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.

Chipo Msengezi

Project Coordinator, GODAN Action, CTA

Project Coordinator, GODAN Action, CTA

Chipo Msengezi


Chipo Msengezi is Project Coordinator for the GODAN Action project at CTA. She has worked in the ICT4D, capacity development and knowledge management sector for nine years. In this time Chipo has worked on various programmes in Sub-Sahara Africa to enhance capacity amongst the research and education communities in the latest information tools and advocate for the adoption of new technologies that drive development.



Tanzania declared its intention of shifting the national capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma in 1973. This declaration, along with the establishment of large institutions, fueled the expansion of Dodoma from a small town of about 45,000 people in 1973 to 410,956 people in 2012. This development has culminated in increased land demand for various urban and agricultural functions.


  1. Farmer profiling: Making data work for smallholder farmers

    The objective of this research is to understand the role of farmer organisations (FO) and cooperatives in the agriculture data ecosystem. It details for each stage of the crop cycle, the findings in terms of data use, needs, and challenges and contains a summary of the findings in the form of recommendations for farmer organisations and cooperatives in terms of farmer profiling activity.


  1. Oct 2

    5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference & Exhibition

    AWIEF Conference brings together on an annual basis, business leaders, public decision-makers and investors from Africa and around the world for two days of discussion on innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges in the development and growth of women-owned and women-led businesses needed to transform the African economy.

  2. Oct 2

    Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC)

    Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial, open data, ICTs and Internet in Africa. AGDIC informs and inspires those with policy-making powers across sectors in Africa to discuss, exchange information and…