AT THE TECHNICAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL COOPERATION (CTA), WE ARE SHAPING THE MOVE TO NEXT-GENERATION FARMING IN AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC COUNTRIES BY FOSTERING INNOVATION WITH TECHNOLOGY AND SHARING ACTIONABLE KNOWLEDGE.
We believe that now, more than ever, this shift is essential to creating opportunities for the youth, transforming rural economies and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
CTA’s activities contribute directly toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with specific focus on:
Goal 1 No poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2 Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 5 Gender equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Goal 13 Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
CTA’s headquarters are located in Wageningen, the Netherlands. An additional branch is located in Brussels, Belgium. CTA is primarily funded by the European Development Fund but receives additionally funding through a diverse set of international partners. CTA is active in 79 ACP countries.