A market information service delivered by mobile phone is helping to promote transparency in Senegal, enabling farmers to obtain fairer prices for their products – including producers who have not signed up for the service.
Side-selling – when individuals opt for short-term benefits at the expense of long-term collective goals – is a major obstacle to the efficient performance of agricultural cooperatives in Africa. An initiative led by CTA and partners is seeking t…
Betty Wampfler advocates a systemic funding approach tailored to the family farming environment in ACP countries, which she feels is currently the only effective way to address agricultural finance issues.
Kristen Schach Moller describes the progress farmer-based organisations have achieved with support from the Agricultural Commodity Exchange (ACE) and explains the challenges which still need to be overcome.
CTA is a joint institution operating under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement between the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) and the EU Member States (European Union). CTA is funded by the European Union.