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.

Prof Timothy Simalenga

Timothy Simalenga is the Executive Director of the Centre for Coordination of Agriculture Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA).

Before joining CCARDESA in 2012, Simalenga was Director of the Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) South Africa. He was Professor and Founding Head of Department of the Agricultural Engineering, University of Venda (2000-2004) and served as Associate Professor University of Fort Hare, South Africa (1997-1999). Simalenga was the Regional Training Officer, FAO, AGROTEC regional programme, Harare, Zimbabwe from 1994 -1996 and was Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro Tanzania from 1983 -1993.

Prof Timothy Simalenga