CTA Regions

We empower agricultural and rural communities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

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Caribbean View all in Caribbean

in A year in review 2017

Model gardens for Haiti

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Boutique winery bears fruit for Caribbean agripreneur

in Spore

Sowing the seeds of climate-resilient agriculture in the Caribbean

Central Africa View all in Central Africa

10,000 smallholders to benefit in new Central African cassava project

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), together with the Regional Platform for Central African Producers Organisations (PROPAC) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has launched this week in Kinshasa a new project to unlock the economic potential in cassava value chains in both DRC and Cameroon.

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Input loans boost farmer take-up rates for satellite-based advisory service

Climate Change and Conflict in Chad - Using P3DM to secure peace

Eastern Africa View all in Eastern Africa

Farming by Phone to keep up with the Climate

A project known as MUIIS (Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Services), led by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), links farmers to satellite-based services that help them to increase crop yields. Tips and instructions sent to mobile devices get as specific as ‘spread fertilizer between 5 pm and 7 pm’ or ‘winds expected at 3 pm’. Something farmers say have increased crop yields and contributed to food security.

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All Eyes on the Sky

Lovin Kobusingye, the accidental entrepreneur

Southern Africa View all in Southern Africa

Input loans boost farmer take-up rates for satellite-based advisory service

An alliance between CTA and the Rabobank Foundation, the foundation of a large Dutch food and agriculture bank, is helping to extend credit to small-scale producers in Uganda. The partnership is driving adoption rates of an innovative ICT4Ag scheme pioneered by CTA, steering it towards its goal of financial sustainability in the process.

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African women adopt smart solutions for climate change

in Spore

Climate-proofing communities in Mozambique and Rwanda

Western Africa View all in Western Africa

'Offering ICT solutions to meet the specific needs of Ivorian farmers’

In Côte d’Ivoire, ICT4DEV, the best Ivorian start-up at Pitch AgriHack 2017, has developed mobile applications to meet the needs of local farmers.

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Of financiers, farm-ternships and a failed catfish farmer

Input loans boost farmer take-up rates for satellite-based advisory service

Pacific View all in Pacific

Raising PIPSO’s profile

Over the last two years, CTA has supported the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) to increase its visibility through the establishment of a new and improved website.

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in A year in review 2017

Opportunities for Pacific agri-tourism

Blending tradition with innovation to boost rural incomes

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