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
Transforming nutrition-sensitive value chain development in the Pacific Islands
Monday 3 December - Thursday 6 December 2018
In the framework of the project ‘Promoting nutritious food systems in the Pacific Islands’, CTA in collaboration with IFAD and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), organises a 4-day event with three workshops:
'Pacific AgriHack lab – ICTs from farm to table' (3–5 December)
‘Tonga national roundtable - Developing local food crops and fisheries value chains: a national action plan’ (4-6 December)
‘Innov4AgPacific learning journey - Accelerating transformative change in nutrition sensitive value chains in Pacific Island states’ (2-6 December).
The three workshops kick-off with an official opening ceremony and catalyst speeches in digital financial services, NCD policy, women in ICT and climate change resilience, that aim to tackle the most pressing question: “How can we effectively transform nutrition-sensitive local food crops and fisheries value chains for increased incomes and improved health outcomes of Pacific island communities?”
Catalysing actionable knowledge to make next-generation ACP agriculture work for women
Tuesday 4 December - Friday 7 December 2018
As a continuation of the “experience capitalisation” activity, the third series of experience capitalisation workshop focuses on how selected information and communication technologies (ICT), digital and business linkage interventions can directly benefit women in agri-food value chains, give them voice and connections, and make their activities more profitable, productive and resilient. Partners and experts contribute on key insights and synthesise lessons on what really works for next-generation ACP agriculture and rural development practice and policies.
Agriculture Advantage 2.0 - Opening session: Stepping up food systems transformation - COP24 side event
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Building on the success of the Agriculture Advantage event series at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, which brought together over 400 stakeholders to put forward a vision and action agenda for transforming agriculture under climate change, CTA in collaboration with CCAFS, IFAD, World Bank, the government of New Zealand and the CGIAR is hosting another event series at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, with thetheme “Stepping up food systems transformation”.
Agriculture advantage 2.0 - Climate-smart agriculture: Identifying the best bets - COP24 side event
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Agriculture is likely to be the sector mostly affected by the impacts of climate change. Many developing countries included agriculture and land use change as an adaptation priority and also a mitigation opportunity in their nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement. Positive climate outcomes from the agriculture sector in both areas require the identification of climate-smart, context specific and investment-ready, opportunities for farmers, investors and policy makers.
Promising climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices exist and lessons have been learned in recent years that can support decision-making to foster the agricultural transformation needed to address climate change. However, many decision-makers still struggle to identify the best bet CSA interventions in their own context.
The objective of this side event is to demystify CSA by presenting practical and cutting edge CSA prioritisation processes that have proven successful in over 30 countries and have been used by government officials, development organisations, researchers, the private sector and civil society, in order to open up opportunities for scaling them up.
Agriculture Advantage 2.0 - Policy advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation - COP24 side event
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Building on the success of the Agriculture Advantage event series at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, which brought together over 400 stakeholders to put forward a vision and action agenda for transforming agriculture under climate change, CTA in collaboration with CCAFS, IFAD, World Bank, the government of New Zealand and the CGIAR is hosting another event series at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, with the theme “Stepping up food systems transformation”
Strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting agritourism
Thursday 6 December - Friday 7 December 2018
CTA and partners are starting work in the Indian Ocean on agritourism as part of the support to small islands developing states (SIDS) at the request of Seychelles' government, a workshop is organised on 29-30 November, in Victoria, on policy setting for improved linkages between agriculture and tourism: Strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting agritourism.
GFFA 2019 - Big data for transforming smallholder agriculture - Expert panel Discussions
Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Germany
Thursday 17 January 2019
The 11th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is held in Berlin from 17 to 19 January 2019 on the subject "Agriculture Goes Digital – Smart Solutions for Future Farming”.
Realising trends, insights and predictions from large agricultural data sets, and using digital tools for advisory services have huge potential for smallholder farmers. However, to use it effectively, data protection, governance and rightful access should be ensured. To shed light on this matter, CTA and FAO are hosting an expert panel on 'Big Data for Smallholder Agriculture Transformation' during the GFFA.
The session explores the potential of big data analytics, digital solutions and policy implications of these in transforming smallholder agriculture.
Catalysing actionable knowledge to implement climate-smart solutions for next-generation ACP agriculture
Tuesday 22 January - Friday 25 January 2019
To culminate the "experience capitalisation" activity, the final series of experience capitalisation workshop focuses on delivering proven climate-smart agriculture solutions through market-led delivery mechanisms and ICT services that build the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change.
The Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) runs from September 2015 to February 2019, in Uganda. The seed fund for the project comes the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through the G4AW Facility of Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with own contribution from other partners.
High-level forum Africa-Europe: “Taking cooperation to the digital age”
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria
Tuesday 18 December 2018
The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, as the current chairperson of the African Union, and the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, as Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, cordially invite African and European heads of state or government, CEOs of major global companies as well as innovative entrepreneurs and stakeholders to the high‑level forum Africa‑Europe.
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.
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