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.

Paul Neate

Freelance Communications Specialist

Freelance Communications Specialist, Senior Programme Coordinator, Communication, CTA

Paul Neate


Paul Neate is Senior Programme Coordinator, Communications at CTA. A communication specialist with over 30 years of experience in agricultural research and development institutes, he has extensive experience with genetic resources issues, including serving on the FAO Informal Panel of Experts Developing the Global Strategy for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources and as nine years as Managing Editor of the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter.



  1. Making agriculture attractive to young people

    This brief by Lawrence Afere, Oluwaseun Adedeji, Varun Baker, Constance Barbou des Courieres, Lilian Mabonga, Michael Ocansey and Paul Neate suggests that agriculture can be made attractive to the next generations of young people in ACP countries.


  1. Dec 1

    Workshop Experience Sharing on ICT4Ag

    A workshop held from 28 June - 01 July 2016 in Wageningen, the Netherlands to help document experiences and capitalise on the knowledge gained during the implementation of seven projects involving ICTs within the agricultural sector in Antigua, Belize, Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, and Sudan.

  2. Dec 1

    Water-smart agriculture workshop

    Agenda-setting meeting, to condense the important aspects of Water-Smart Agriculture [WaSA] in a pitchdeck.
  3. Dec 1

    Credible Research Methodologies – Communication and Media for Development

    Communications Initiative meeting on ‘Credible Research Methodologies – Communication and Media for Development’ CTA was invited to participate in this meeting by Warren Feek, Executive Director of the Communication Initiative, which organised the event. The initial invitation indicated that the meeting would “critically review, discuss and debate credible methodologies for res…