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.

Chris Statham

Certified Digital Finance Practionner - DFS & MFI Consultant

Founder and managing director of Tai Mobile Solutions

Chris Statham


Chris Statham is the founder and managing director of Tai Mobile Solutions, a six-person Tanzanian-based consultancy that specialises in mobile money and mobile banking implementation project management. The TMS team helps private sector and development organisations by conducting feasibility studies and providing support during business process reengineering, and pilot and rollout phases. Chris Statham has worked as a DFS implementation consultant for the last 11 years. He has worked for an MNO, a 3rd provider, and consulted to banks and MFIs as DFS service providers. Working in multiple sectors – finance, agriculture, public health and FMCG.



  1. Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

    Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain, and in the process they are creating alternative ways of making payments to farmers, giving them greater access to a range of financial services and reducing or eliminating supply chain credit risk.


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