CTA Events Newsletter - August 2019
Upcoming events organised by CTA

This newsletter provides information on forthcoming events that CTA is involved in, either as an organiser or co-organiser, or in which CTA staff participates.

Please note that the dates and locations of the events are provided to the best of our knowledge as at the date of the newsletter, but may change.

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Events organised or
co-organised by CTA

UAS for agriculture capacity building in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August 2019

Training of Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) staff in the use of drones and related software applications in the framework of the project "Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Eyes in the Sky Smart Techs on the Ground".

Climate finance and support mechanisms for a resilient agriculture sector in West and Central Africa

Abuja, Nigeria

Wednesday 21 August - Friday 23 August 2019

As African agriculture is mainly rainfed, smallholder farmers and food security are vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather. Adaptation and resilience in Africa’s agriculture is critically important and has assumed a priority in policy discourse and development agenda in the continent. Increasing investment to support adaptation and resilience of agriculture has been identified as one of the approaches to promote climate actions in agriculture. However, the proportion of finance to support climate actions in the agricultural sector is small. CTA is collaborating with ECOWAS Commission to organise the regional workshop to contribute to increasing finance to support climate action for agriculture, in the West and Central African regions.

CTA/PAFO Capitalisation of experience and knowledge management workshop

Brussels, Belgium

Monday 9 September - Friday 13 September 2019

Based upon the collaboration in support of selected farmers' organisations-led businesses supported by CTA and partners, the workshop proposes to:

  • review the results and lessons learned from the supported cases at national level after the support provided by CTA, PAFO and AgriCord members;
  • identify further business cases which could be documented and benefit from support in the coming years.

Agritourism policy setting workshop Grenada

St George's, Grenada

Tuesday 17 September - Wednesday 18 September 2019

The goals and objectives of the workshop are to:

  • promote sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through strengthened inter-sectoral policies.
  • promote linkages between the agri-food sector and the tourism industry to increase sustainable local sourcing through a developed agritourism policy in Grenada.
  • increase the understanding and awareness of the current deficiencies in the supply of produce along the value chain and the actions needed.
  • design inter-sectoral and inclusive policies which promote PPPs for improved local food use and consumption.
  • identify concrete projects that can be supported under the Intra ACP-EU funding.
  • contribute to the Caribbean regional agritourism strategy.

Online course: Open data in agriculture and farmers data management

Monday 14 October - Sunday 10 November 2019

This 4-week course aims to strengthen the capacity of farmers’ organisations, data producers and data consumers to manage, use and share data in agriculture. The course also aims to raise awareness of different types of data formats, data rights and applications, and to highlight how important it is for data to be reliable, accessible and transparent for innovation and development of agriculture.

Events attended by CTA staff

African Dairy conference and exhibition

Harambee Ave, Nairobi City, Kenya

Wednesday 14 August - Saturday 17 August 2019

The African Dairy conference and exhibition brings together all major stakeholders in the African dairy industry including business leaders, government representatives, technology entrepreneurs, research institutions, and multinational investment firms looking to expand into the region.

African Green Revolution Forum 2019

Accra, Ghana

Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2019

Africa is on the move, with signs of progress and growing prosperity for millions of its people. The continent has witnessed sustained economic growth and a modernisation of its economy for more than two decades powered by an increasingly inclusive agricultural transformation and by rapid growth in digital innovations.

Strike Two Summit: Consumer Trust

Science Park, 1012 WX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thursday 19 September - Friday 20 September 2019

This summit comprises of three events where digital innovations are showcased to make our food system more circular, sustainable and future-proof. Each event is focused on a part of the food chain: starting with a consumer-orientated event on building trust, followed by an event entirely for farming industry and closing with food supply chain as a whole.
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