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.

Vincent Fautrel

Sr Programme Coordinator, Value Chain, CTA




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  1. Oct 2

    Regional Conference on Grain Trade in West Africa

    'Grain agribusiness in West Africa: What market instruments and public policies are needed to enhance the fluidity of the regional grain market in the ECOWAS region?' That is the subject of the regional conference to be held in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. Around 200 participants will share their experiences and good practices, and propose ways to promote cr…
  2. Oct 2

    International conference on cassava in Africa

    The second World Cassava conference, Africa edition, will take place on 1 and 2 March to highlight the huge potential of cassava’s industrial and commercial application in Africa. Cassava-based beers are already available in the market. High quality cassava flour (HQCF) – that can be an affordable partial substitute for wheat flour – has promising value too. Nigeria is likely to use 20%…
  3. Oct 2

    Workshop on the implementation of agricultural market information systems and market intelligence

    As part of its programme for enhancing agricultural trade and value chains across ACP regions, CTA organises a training workshop on the practical implementation of agricultural market information systems and market intelligence. The workshop will take place from Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 December in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.…