Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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CTA
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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).  Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security; increase prosperity; and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. CTA provides access to information and knowledge; facilitates policy dialogue; and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.  CTA’s three strategic goals for the period of 2011-2015 are to strengthen ACP agricultural and rural development policy processes and strategies; enhance priority agricultural value chains; and enhance ACP capacities in information, communication and knowledge management (ICKM) for agricultural and rural development.  RUFORUM collaborates with CTA, as do FARA, AGRA, and other organizations in the forefront of training and research in agriculture.  CTA maintains an active publications program, but only some of its publications are available online.  Even so, it is worth searching the CTA catalogue and virtual learning center.  In addition, CTA maintains a separate “knowledge for development” website, which focuses on science and technology for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries.
 

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