Afrique centrale

Afrique centrale


Article d'impact

CTA has a unique role as an organisation that promotes and facilitates cross-ACP learning, and this was one of the main aims of the Caribbean Pacific Agri-Food Forum Juan Cheaz

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

Favoriser l’adoption de services d'images satellitaires avec des prêts aux petits agriculteurs

Une alliance entre le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA) et la Fondation Rabobank facilite l’octroi de crédits aux petits producteurs ougandais. Ce partenariat améliore ainsi l’adoption d’un programme ICT4Ag novateur lancé par le CTA, et l’aide donc à atteindre son objectif de viabilité financière.

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in Spore et Spore N°187

Pepper certification secures farmer incomes in Cameroon

A geographical indication label for a unique variety of pepper in Cameroon is improving the incomes of local farmers and ensuring the long-term future of the product. Recognition of the pepper’s quality and economic importance means it is one of only three African commodities with such a label.

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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

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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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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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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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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Article syndiqué

What fascinated me most were the training sessions that equipped farmers with farming and entrepreneurship skills to help them reap the maximum benefits.Gilbert Nakweya

How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa

Executive Summary The world population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050. For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion of these global citizens, farm productivity must accelerate at a faster rate than the global average to avoid continued mass hunger. Fortunately, digital technology is providing a solution.

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How to Help Africa Feed Itself

Peter Sotamaruti's 2-acre farm near Bungoma, a village in western Kenya, is minuscule by the standards of the developed world. But it's double the acreage he tended five years ago. Sales of surplus corn have allowed the 49-year-old farmer and his family to trade up from a mud hut to a three-room brick house with solar-powered lights.

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Background articles

Boosting cross-border trade through simplified trade regimes

One of the many challenges that Africa faces in expanding its own regional trade is the application of poor trade facilitation measures, including uncoordinated border management practices. These, unfortunately, contribute to Africa’s low intra-trade levels and cross-border trade.

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Si le manioc continue à jouer un rôle clé en Afrique centrale – en contribuant à la génération de revenus, à la sécurité alimentaire et à la création d’emplois pour les communautés rurales, exploiter pleinement le potentiel de ce secteur a été et reste un défi. Pour avoir accès aux marchés alimentai...