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CTA is at the forefront of the fight against poverty and sustainable food security in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Stats. CTA's work focuses in particular on the areas of ICT for agriculture, women and youth entrepreneurship and climate smart agriculture.

CTA’S key areas of focus

In these key areas, we link consumers to producers in order to create benefits for everybody involved in the value chain.

Marthe Montcho: Blogging for social change

Marthe Montcho started her blog, L’Agriculture au féminin or Women in Farming, in October 2013. Despite initially knowing very little about blogging, she quickly became a success as the blog grew in popularity. Montcho’s desire to fill what she saw as an information gap and empower female farmers, particularly in her home country of Benin, led to her winning the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo), organised by CTA in 2014.

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Taking an agribusiness approach in the Caribbean


Policy Support Gap for "Climate-Smart" Agriculture

Addressing finance challenges for ICT4Ag start-ups

To identify key issues affecting access to capital and profitability for ICT4Ag businesses owned by young entrepreneurs, over 30 participants, predominantly from ACP regions and the EU, gathered at the recent ICT4Ag Outlook event held in Rhenen, the Netherlands during 9-11th October. The participants included young ICT4Ag entrepreneurs involved in the AgriHack Talent programme.

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Marthe Montcho: Blogging for social change


ICT has a key role to play in transforming African agriculture

Dutch gov't to help farmers recover crop losses

The project worth €4.6m and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Farmers who will have enrolled for insurance will be compensated when hit by drought. Compensation will be based on accurate information collected with the help of satellite phones through service agents.

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Shs5b insurance up for farmer compensation


MUIIS Uganda Initiative is Inclusive: Says the World Economic Forum

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Investing in the ICT4Ag application space

ICT4Ag models in the developing world are proliferating. Yet most players are not yet translating momentum into impact at scale. Despite the growth of opportunities, a very small proportion of the global ICT4Ag funding targets smallholder farmers in…

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Sowing innovation, harvesting prosperity

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