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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of CTA and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.