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.

Hamlus Owoyesiga

Network and Systems Administrator, Igara Growers Tea Factory Ltd

Network and Systems Administrator, Igara Growers Tea Factory Ltd, Uganda

Hamlus Owoyesiga


Experienced Network/System Administrator and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Pilot with a demonstrated history of working in Agribusiness|es Skilled in Drone Services, Data4Ag, ICT4Ag, GIS, IoT, Technical Support, Databases, Big Data Analytics, and Servers. Strong information technology professional graduated from Kyambogo and Makerere University.


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Since 2016, CTA has been working with farmer organisations in Burkina Faso, Fiji, Kenya, Lesotho, Samoa, Swaziland, Trinidad, and Tobago and Uganda, to implement their Data for Agriculture (Data4Ag) project. The aim of the project is to investigate how the collection and effective management of farmer data can be used by farmer organisations to improve the livelihoods of their members.


A spatial data management system to profile tea farmers and map tea plots among members of the Igara Tea Growers Factory (IGTF) in Uganda has led to increased access to financial services for producers, and higher repayment rates for input loans. An immediate impact has been increased productivity and a dramatic fall-off in the practice of side-selling – so much so that other tea companies are now considering adopting the model.


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  1. Dec 2

    EU Info Point Session: Digitalisation for Development

    The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), CTA and Agricord (International alliance of agri-agencies) have engaged in a joint project to improve the efficiency of farmer’s led enterprises and hence improve productivity, market access and livelihoods for smallholder farmers.