The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

Shari-Ann Palmer

Communication Specialist

Intern Communications at CTA, from October 2018 till September 2019

Shari-Ann Palmer


Shari-Ann Palmer is a trained communication and media practitioner with experience at the local and international levels. She has a special interest in poverty alleviation and social policy.


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Despite women’s role as key players in agriculture and the rural economy of developing countries, a great many barriers prevent them from making a more substantial contribution. Compared with men, women have less access to productive resources, such as affordable finance. In Uganda, an alternative financial service is helping women to save, borrow, increase productivity and strengthen their roles across the agricultural value chain.