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.
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Farmers’ organisations (FOs) and agribusinesses are important players in providing services to farmers in ACP countries. However, farmers’ organisations and agribusinesses faced a limited performance of delivering better services to farmers. These lead to inefficient production and inadequate data access, handling and sharing.


To improve the livelihood of farmers, there is a need to support organisations serving those farmers with aggregated data for better decisions making. Having a more efficient management system for supporting the agribusiness clearly can improve access to inputs, crop husbandry advice and access to markets.


The project aims to facilitate better data management in farmer-owned cooperatives, associations and farmer’s organisations as well their development. It focuses on organisations transforming agriculture for smallholder farmers through joint working to reach markets and use aggregated data to provide better credit and financial services. 

The project will assist farmer’s organisations to acquire agri-business and value-chain development capacities. It will contribute to improve their performance and expand their abilities to deliver better services to farmers and create new business opportunities. This will also improve access to credit and input delivery, crop husbandry and access to markets to farmers.


The project has four components:

  1. Farmer profiling data management
  2. Business profiling improving B to B linkages and access to market
  3. Policy and action plan for FOs farm data management
  4. Learning & Exchange


The project will increase employment in agriculture through expanded organisations. It will improve production, reduce post-harvest losses and as a result hence farmers livelihoods. 50,000 farmers of Uganda, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Samoa, Pacific, Trinidad will be impacted by the project.

Featured event

Oct 14

Online course: Farm data management, sharing and services for agriculture development

The course aims to strengthen the capacity of farmers’ organisations, data producers and data consumers to manage, use and share data in agriculture. It aims to raise awareness of different types of data formats, data rights and applications, and to highlight how important it is for data to be reliable, accessible and transparent for innovation and development of agriculture.…

Project outputs

Data4Ag: Using data to transform smallholder farming

Digital and data-driven agriculture: Harnessing the power of data for smallholders

Leveraging ICT innovations to support farmers and farmers’ organisations

Farmer profiling: Making data work for smallholder farmers