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.

Rita Vaz da Silva





In West Africa, agricultural productivity is improving with the provision and use of meteorological information, services and tools. A METAGRI regional initiative has increased the dissemination of climate data via local radio and ICTs to better inform farmers and assist agricultural decision-making.


High child mortality and malnutrition in Angola are being tackled through the use of audio messages sent via mobile phones to mothers and carers. Providing mothers with child development, vaccination and hygiene information is proving instrumental in improving the health and nutrition of newborns.