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

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, with support from CTA, facilitates participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) events to help settle disputes over land and resource ownership between the local and indigenous communities in the district of Baïbokoum, Chad.

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Agri-Food Forum looks to the future

The 2015 Caribbean Pacific Agri-Food Forum, held in Barbados, focused on many of CTA’s priority interventions for the regions. There was a strong emphasis on impact. In Africa, CTA has been encouraging greater intra-regional trade, and we played a prominent role in two important conferences in Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda.

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Strengthening resilience, greening the desert

An African alliance to combat desertification is improving food security, through tree planting and farmer-managed natural regeneration. Across Africa, the threats of desertification and land degradation are always present, especially in the Sahel and the southern edge of the Sahara. Poverty and hunger are a constant prospect. In response, farmers and communities in dryland areas are developing ways to sustainably manage.

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Building better markets to increase farmers’ resilience

Dairy farmers in Eastern Africa are growing their income, thanks to a program that helps develop skills, strengthens links to markets, and improves access to financial services. Productivity and incomes have increased; monthly milk intake at the dairy enterprises increased from 529,000 litres to 8 million litres between 2008 and 2013. Milk aggregation at the dairy enterprises has empowered farmers to negotiate for better prices.

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Blog articles

Boosting pineapple cultivation in Cameroon

Mukete Estates Limited, an agri-food company in Cameroon, produces a range of products from cocoa to rubber, and more recently, with the help of an agricultural support programme, pineapples.

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AFDB approves $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture

The President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says the $280 million approved by the bank would be used to encourage Nigerian youths to go into agro-business. Adesina, represented by Dr Chiji Ojukwu, a Director in AFDB, stated this on Tuesday in Ibadan at the African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan.

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Nouvelles de l'entreprise

European Development Days 2017: Inclusive trade in Africa

Supporting the realisation of Simplified Trade Regimes (STRs) is part of CTA’s activities in trade facilitation. To further this and other conversations, CTA is co-organising four events during this year’s European Development Days in Brussels. Promoting inclusive trade in Africa: Boosting cross border trade through simplified trade regimes [1] will take place on 7 June as part of the Sustainable Investment theme.

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Des solutions climato-intelligentes pour la culture céréalière et l'élevage en Afrique australe

Le changement climatique est un problème critique pour les producteurs de céréales et les éleveurs de bétail en Afrique australe. Il est devenu de plus en plus fréquent que les précipitations annuelles de la saison humide ne suffisent plus, ce qui met en péril la sécurité alimentaire, la nutrition et les revenus de près de 6 millions de personnes au sein des ménages ruraux.

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Communiqués

Dix mille exploitants bénéficiaires d'un nouveau projet sur le manioc en Afrique centrale

Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA), la Plateforme régionale des organisations paysannes d'Afrique centrale (PROPAC) et l'Institut international d'agriculture tropicale (IITA) ont lancé cette semaine à Kinshasa un nouveau projet visant à exploiter pleinement le potentiel économique des chaînes de valeur du manioc en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Cameroun.

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Tirer profit du manioc – une culture stratégique pour l’Afrique centrale

De toutes cultures d’Afrique centrale, le manioc est celle qui possède le plus grand potentiel pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et améliorer les revenus des agriculteurs. Encore faudrait-il mettre en place une véritable stratégie de développement de cette chaîne de valeur en se donnant pour objectif la création d’emploi et l’accroissement des échanges commerciaux.

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Opening Statement by Michael Hailu, Director of CTA

Opening statement delivered by Michael Hailu, Director of CTA, at the Blending4Ag conference, on Monday 7 November. The Blending4Ag conference is taking place in Brussels and is focusing on the strategic use of international and national development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise private capital flows into agricultural value chains in developing countries.

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Article d'opinion

Will young people be attracted to the agricultural sector if access to finance is made possible?

Will young people be attracted to the agricultural sector if access to finance is made possible? Will they be willing to involve themselves in agriculture? According to Mike Njau, the answer is yes.

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Entretien

Farmers need to organise

For Theo de Jager, president of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization, mechanising agriculture in Africa calls for farmers, especially women, to join together and organise in cooperatives, to be able to access modern equipment.

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Une voix en faveur des petites productrices agricoles

Elisabeth Atangana, elle-même productrice, défend avec passion la nécessité pour les associations d'être efficaces et d’offrir une voix aux producteurs. Elle œuvre également en faveur de la reconnaissance de la contribution des femmes à l'agriculture. Elle a joué un rôle essentiel dans la constitution du mouvement paysan au Cameroun, sa patrie, ainsi qu'au niveau régional et continental.

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Article de revue

CTA Handbook: An ICT Agripreneurship Guide

This Handbook provides a step-by-step roadmap designed to equip aspiring ICT entrepreneurs, with the information and knowledge they need to start an ICT-based business in the agricultural sector, outlining key opportunities and challenges that will be encountered along the way. Using real-life examples, it provides strategies and pathways for averting common mistakes faced by early-stage entrepreneurs.

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New directions for targeted outcomes

While reflecting on its 30-year history during its anniversary year in 2014, CTA was also busy making plans for the future. CTA's goal is to contribute to enhanced agricultural and rural development policies and inclusive value chains that promote food and nutrition security, prosperity and sustainable management of natural resources across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

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Technical and scientific articles

Une approche intelligente et sur mesure

L’usage des satellites, des drones et des capteurs s’étend aux pays en développement. Les agriculteurs peuvent entrevoir de meilleurs retours sur investissement et moyens d’existence.

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in ICTUpdate

Gender and open data: Is there an app for that?

Wouldn’t it be handy if you could just switch on that app and see the agricultural (or any other) sector through a gender lens? And what if everyone else also working in the agricultural sector just magically started to use it? Would it make us do things differently, collect different data, push for the release and visualisation of other types of datasets, or would we make sure the data were more equally accessed and used?

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Background articles

in Spore

Au Cameroun, le poivre certifié qui a tout changé

Depuis l’attribution d’une indication géographique protégée à une variété unique de poivre, les agriculteurs de la région du Littoral ont fortement augmenté leurs revenus. Leur produit, l’un des trois en Afrique bénéficiant d’une telle certification, voit ainsi sa qualité et son importance économique reconnues. Un gage d’avenir pour la région.

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