Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 January 2018 at 07:32

A interesting GFAR blog: Learning about data for farmers and how it can help to “cross the donga” 

Read this blog summarizing highlights of a GFAR event, in which participants learnt, but also discussing passionately, about data that are needed by farmers: data that are actually available and data that are not; who is providing or is expected to provide such data; examples of data services and data-driven apps; as well as about the data that are produced by the farmers and what rights they have on these data. 

GFAR organized the event in collaboration with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).  

https://blog.gfar.net/2017/12/20/learning-about-data-for-farmers-and-how-it-can-help-to-cross-the-donga/ via @wordpressdotcom

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 29 June 2017 at 12:57

Comment rendre votre coopérative rentable en six étapes

Six étapes suffisent pour permettre aux associations et organisations de producteurs africains de devenir des entreprises modernes et compétitives tout en restant fidèles à leurs principes coopératifs. Il est ainsi possible d’établir des organisations autonomes, démocratiques, dont les producteurs restent maîtres, capables de stimuler fortement l’emploi rural et à l’agro-industrie en Afrique, comme l’indique une étude récente.

Bien que très répandues en Afrique rurale, les coopératives n'ont pas encore été en mesure de promouvoir l'entrepreneuriat rural et l'agro-industrie à grande échelle. Cette situation s'explique, entre autres, par le fait que les coopératives agricoles d'Afrique ont du mal à mobiliser et à conserver une commercialisation collective pendant toute leur existence. Ceci est dû à des ventes parallèles par des producteurs membres de ces coopératives et qui faussent donc leur schéma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 13 June 2017 at 01:12

Gagnez un investissement pour votre start-up e-agricole !

Lancement Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l'Ouest 2017

Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale ACP-UE (CTA), en collaboration avec l’African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Agribusiness TV et les espaces d’innovations tels que Orange Fab Côte d'Ivoire, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Bénin), Suguba (Mali), CTIC Dakar (Sénégal), lance Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l’Ouest 2017, dans le cadre du Programme AgriHack Talent. Cette édition régionale fait suite à l’organisation réussie de la première édition internationale Pitch AgriHack 2016.

Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l'Ouest 2017 est ouverte aux jeunes pousses (startups) TIC des pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest qui offrent des services au secteur agricole. Les entrepreneurs doivent être propriétaires d'une application ou plateforme e-agricole déjà développée et si possible déjà en service et générant des revenus.

Pitch AgriHack compren

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Akibodé Djodji Mon cher Didier, Merci pour le partage. L’agriculture  est le  secteur offrant le plus de perspectives de croissance et de profitabilité en Afrique. L’industrie agricole pourra s’appuyer sur les NTIC pour accompagner sa croissance et surtout éviter le gaspillage alimentaire.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 28 April 2017 at 11:12


Ce Guide pour l’agripreneuriat TIC a été conçu pour aider les jeunes entrepreneurs à exploiter au mieux les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC). Basé sur l’expérience acquise par le CTA lors de nombreuses activités menées avec les jeunes dans le secteur des nouvelles technologies, ce guide vise à fournir aux agripreneurs débutants les connaissances techniques et les compétences commerciales nécessaires pour se lancer avec succès dans une aventure e-agricole. Le manuel est aussi destiné aux incubateurs et aux institutions qui soutiennent ces jeunes entrepreneurs.

Posted By in Resources & Publications
Posted 5 February 2017 at 04:18

Innovative and Inclusive Finance for Youth in Agriculture

Authors Lamon Rutten, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) Sehomi Landry Fanou, Wageningen University, Netherlands. Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015

Rural and urban youth have the potential to contribute to food security, economic development, social inclusion and stability. But sadly, three of every four youths in Africa live on less than USD 2/day (African Economic Outlook 2013). Securing youth access to credit, savings, and insurance will unveil their talent for entrepreneurship, boost their self-esteem and allow them to have a positive transformative role in their society. Financing youth in agriculture is already happening, and where African youth have had this opportunity, they have found innovative and creative strategies to secure a future for themselves while contributing to the development of the private sector and social stability in their countries. 

Key Messages 

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Invitation to Attend Pitch AgriHack on 23rd November

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 November 2016, All Day Event

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA www.cta.int), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, would like to invite you to the Pitching Day of the Pitch AgriHack Finals.

Pitch AgriHack aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods and food security. It targets startups founded by young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years, from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. There will be 25 Startups offering ICT services to the agri-food sector, which will be involved in capacity building activities and will be pitching eventually. They come from 16 countries (including Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Botswana, St Kitts and Nevis, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast) and have been selected out of 152 agtech startups. For more informations, click HERE


Blending4Ag: Innovative Partnerships for Agri-Finance

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  07 November 2016 to 08 November 2016 - All Day Event

The focus of this international conference is on the strategic use of international and national development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise private capital flows into smallholder-inclusive agricultural value chains in developing countries.

The conference will contribute to the knowledge base on how best blended finance can be brought to bear on the agricultural sector, and to bring together key stakeholders who, working together, can catalyse the change towards more impactful public sector funding of agriculture.

The conference is organised around four thematic streams:

1. Achieving leverage in unlocking private funding for smallholder agriculture through public resources

2. Facilities for local currency financing in blended finance for agriculture

3. Partnership for effective financing of climate change adaptation and resilience

4. Risk management and other support structures in blended finance for agriculture

The Blending4Ag conference is organised by CTA in colla

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2nd Pan African Agri-Business Incubators Conference & Expo

Event posted by in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
  04 October 2016 to 09 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Accra (Ghana)

The 2nd Pan African Agri-Business Incubators Conference and Expo is an event organized by the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) with the support of CTA, the African Development Bank (AfDB), African Union (AU), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana (MOFA) amongst others. The three day event will bring about 1000 delegates from around the world converging in Accra, Ghana to create awareness on agribusiness incubation, trade and investment opportunities in Africa.

The conference, “Turning science into business: Inclusive agribusiness incubation for vibrant economies” will showcase opportunities for youth in agribusiness incubation, different public and private sector actors supporting enterprising start-ups, SMEs engaged in value chain transformation, financing agencies supporting the establishment of agribusiness ventures, agencies supporting trade and investment and banks providing financing and de-risking the sector.

CTA is supporting the attendance of ~60 yo

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 29 August 2016 at 11:16

Win investment for your start-up at Pitch AgriHack!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, is launching the pilot edition of Pitch AgriHack, a new component of its AgriHack Talent Programme.
Pitch AgriHack 2016 is open for young ICT start-ups from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, offering services to the agriculture sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform.

Pitch AgriHack will:

1- provide a business training boot camp

2- create a platform for pitching service offered to potential investors

2- facilitate grants, investments and additional incubation/acceleration opportunities.

Two categories are available:

1- Early stage platform

This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have

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Guylaine Mwamini Merci pour cette information Mr Guigonou Freddy PADONOU, mais j'ai l'impréssion que le lien que vous avait mis pour plus d'information n'est pas actif, si vous pouvais le revoir, mais aussi bien expliqué ce projet qui semble compliqué, à comprendre. Ces informations permettrons aux jeunes intérressés à mieux se préparer . Cordialement

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Guigonou Freddy PADONOU http://bit.ly/pitch-agrihack-preLaunch Vous avez raison Mme Mwamini. Ceci est le lien pour en savoir plus

1 year 10 months ago

Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Il s'agit d'un programme TIC pour l'agriculture que met en œuvre le CTA depuis quelques années. Les jeunes professionnels exerçant dans le domaine et recherchant des solutions TIC pour résoudre les problèmes en agriculture en général peuvent bénéficier de cette opportunité qu'offre le CTA en partenariat avec la BAD. Il s'agit donc pour ces jeunes de soumissionner à cette subvention si la solution TIC qu'ils proposent n'est pas encore finalisée ou pas suffisamment promue pour contribuer au développement de l'agriculture e Afrique.

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Afrique de l'Ouest : moderniser le marché des céréales

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 September 2016 to 22 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Lomé (Togo)

Les céréales jouent un rôle crucial en Afrique de l'Ouest, dont elles occupent un cinquième des terres arables. Leur production a progressé significativement dans les cinquante dernières années, avec 16 millions de tonnes en 1980 contre 63 millions de tonnes en 2015. La demande a aussi crû considérablement, du fait de la croissance démographique et de la hausse de la demande du bétail. Elle s'est aussi modifiée, avec l'urbanisation et les changements des modes de consommation. Face aux besoins croissants et à une offre insuffisante, le CTA et ses partenaires ont fait le constat du besoin de renforcer le marché. Pour cela, une conférence de trois jours est organisée qui a pour but d'informer les acteurs, capitaliser les expériences et les bonnes pratiques et convenir d'une feuille de route permettant la mise en œuvre, le suivi et l'évaluation d'un ensemble de recommandations.

Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ICI

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 24 February 2016 at 02:35

Act for Development (Act-Dev ONG) participe à l'atelier de lancement du YEFFA

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act for Development NGO will take part of this activity

For more information, click here

Freddy PADONOU (Act-Dev ONG)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 January 2016 at 12:09

Opportunity: ‪#‎Internship‬ Agricultural Value Chains Development / CTA

You are under 30 years and national of one of the ACP or EU States, and have skills to contribute to the Value Chains part of the CTA Agritrade site and to the development and management of the Value Chains Development partnership projects.                              

Apply in French or English before 22 January 2016! http://ow.ly/WSO05 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 19 December 2015 at 01:29

Opportunité d’apprentissage du web 2.0 et des médias sociaux en RDC

Le CTA  (Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale ACP-UE)  en collaboration avec l'Institut international d'agriculture tropicale en République démocratique du Congo organise une série de formation baptisé "opportunité d'apprentissage du Web 2.0 et des médias sociaux en 2016. La première formation se tiendra du 22 au 26 février 2016 à l 'IITA Kalambo sis Route Kavumu, Km 18, bifurcation Birava, site Kalambo, Université Catholique de Bukavu et la deuxième se tiendra à Kinshasa du 29 février au 04 mars 2016 à l'IITA Kinshasa sis Boulevard du 30 Juin, Kinshasa, Gombe, avenue batetela.

A Bukavu comme à Kinshasa les participants seront initiés à une sélection d'applications web 2.0 et apprendront à les utiliser de manière pratique. Ils auront l'opportunité de suivre et de prendre à la pratique de ces innovantes et pourront expérimenter les possibilités dans un cadre profession

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Guylaine Mwamini Merci pour le partage de l'information cher Arsène

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 11 September 2015 at 05:26

Associé(e) de Programme Junior Jeunesse, TIC et Agriculture

Intitulé du poste : Associé(e) de Programme Junior, Jeunesse, TIC et Agriculture
Statut : Personnel international
Type de contrat : court-terme, personnel auxiliaire, niveau 3C
Date d'entrée en fonction indicative : Novembre 2015
Localisation : Wageningen, Pays-Bas
Date limite de candidature : 15 septembre 2015 ou jusqu'à ce que le poste soit pourvu.

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 11 September 2015 at 05:24

Associé(e) de Programme Junior, Unité Apprentissage, Suivi & Evaluation

Intitulé du poste : Associé(e) de Programme Junior, Unité ASE
Statut : Personnel international
Type de contrat : court-terme, personnel auxiliaire, niveau 3C
Date d'entrée en fonction indicative : Novembre 2015
Localisation : Wageningen, Pays-Bas
Date limite de candidature : 30 septembre 2015 ou jusqu'à ce que le poste soit pourvu.

Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 26 August 2015 at 09:23

CTA's ARDYIS shares:

Six examples of youth initiated change in agricultural systems

See the full story here

To join this year’s International Youth Day initiative, we want to share with you six stories of youth who have been successfully contributing to the transformation of agricultural communities in their countries. They come from Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. They have been involved in CTA's Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) or AgriHack Talent initiative, carrying out novel activities which have helped them get their current results. They share their passion, challenges and how their are striving to address them, as well the successes they have been able to achieve. I hope their stories bring you inspiration on how you can engage in similar endeavours, or provide you with insights on how you can support these kinds of actions!

CTA also has a vacancy for a Junior Programme Associate 'Youth, ICTs and Agriculture'

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 14 August 2015 at 02:04

Chers tous,

Un nouveau poste a été publié au CTA, ça concerne le jeune, les TIC et l'agriculture.

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien:


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 August 2015 at 12:52

Vacancy at CTA: Junior Programme Associate Youth, ICTs, and Agriculture (Deadline: 15/09/2015)

A vacancy has opened at CTA that might interest all of you, since it concerns Youth, ICTs, and Agriculture. Please feel free to share in your network. Some duties taken from the official announcement: - Animate and facilitate communication and networking among youth via the ARDYIS project's various platforms - Support the implementation of certain projects such as Agrihack and YoBloCo Awards - Contribute to the implementation of ICT for agriculture activities

Read more here: http://www.cta.int/en/article/2015-08-12/junior-programme-associate-youth-icts-and-agriculture.html

Thanks and regards,

Posted By in Youth in Agri-Business Rwanda
Posted 27 May 2015 at 01:05

CTA wins international prize for youth and ICTs project

CTA’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project has won an international award in the 2015 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes. After being shortlisted earlier this year, the ARDYIS entry was proclaimed winner of the e-agriculture category following a round of online voting and a review by a panel of experts of the three projects receiving the most votes.  

More infos

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 April 2015 at 02:20

New book launched: "Commercial and Inclusive Value Chains'': Doing Good and Doing Well  

KIT, CTA and Practical Action Publisher are proud to announce that we have launched a new book: ‘Commercial and Inclusive Value Chains: Doing Good and Doing Well’ edited by Malcolm Harper, John Belt and Rajeev Roy.

The aim of this book is to show that disadvantaged small-holders and other poor people can be included in modern integrated value chains. These chains are profitable for them, for the value chain leaders, and for all the other processors and traders involved. And, that this can be done without subsidy, without donor or government aid, and without appeal to ‘corporate social responsibility’; it is simple good business.

To order the book, go to http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8e367babe7efb791307ede049&id=cdd38a6c49&e=8e30dc793f