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Closing the gender digital divide, opening opportunities for women in agriculture

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are promoted as an equaliser of opportunities – but this is not always the case for women. Several African initiatives are demonstrating the critical contribution that information and knowledge can…

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Aug 21

Climate finance and support mechanisms for a resilient agriculture sector in West and Central Africa

As African agriculture is mainly rainfed, smallholder farmers and food security are vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather. Adaptation and resilience in Africa’s agriculture is critically important and has assumed a priority in policy discourse and development agenda in the continent. Increasing investment to support adaptation and resilience of agriculture has been identified as one of th…

May 22

3rd German-African Agribusiness Forum

Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain: Tailor-Made, Sustainable and Smart SolutionsOver the coming decades, agriculture will be the main motor of the African labour market. Three-quarters of the population in Sub-Sahara Africa are already active in this sector. This is also crucial for the economic growth of African countries, accounting for one-third of GDP in…
Sonnemannstraße 9, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Nov 27

Launch of the Web 2.0 and Social Media Success Stories booklet

A new publication from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) documents the transformative power of these innovative technologies. Based on 18 case studies drawn from across African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A life-changing pathway for agricult…
VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nov 17

National Validation Workshop in Suriname

A rapid country scan commissioned by CTA in 2015 provided an excellent opportunity for stakeholders to review the policies and programmes addressing food and nutrition security in Suriname.The findings were presented by C. Oliveira at the National Val…

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