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Your newsletter on agricultural and rural development 
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
June 2019
CTA's contribution to the SDGs 

CTA's contribution to the SDGs 

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the international community in 2015. CTA's work across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) contributes to several of these SDGs, particularly SDG 2: Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. Most of our effort is focused on Target 2.3: Doubling smallholder agriculture productivity and incomes by 2030. In this newsletter, we highlight how CTA works to achieve these global goals.

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Transforming agriculture to achieve sustainable development

Transforming agriculture to achieve sustainable development

Hunger is on the rise again even though there is enough food to feed the world. Eliminating hunger and malnutrition is about more than just increasing food production; it encompasses the need to improve the quality and nutritional value of food, raise incomes and strengthen food systems to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food. CTA supports these ambitions and works directly to support the achievement of several SDGs.

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Achieving the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

Achieving the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated 17 SDGs, adopted by the UN in 2015, signal a comprehensive and transformative agenda for sustainable development. In February 2019, the Brussels Briefing 54 – organised by CTA, the European Commission (DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and Concord – brought together speakers and participants, from a range of sectors and organisations, to discuss progress towards SDG2 and what needs to be done to ensure this goal is achieved by 2030.

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Agriculture - a keystone for sustainable development 

Agriculture - a keystone for sustainable development 

In order to achieve the SDGs by 2030, small-scale farmers in developing countries must be involved in the transformation of agri-food systems. Agriculture is currently the world's leading employer and plays a vital role in the livelihoods of 40% of the population. Yet, the news indicates that agriculture is faltering. To ensure sustainable development within the sector, innovations, adequate policies, private sector investment, and dietary changes are all needed. 

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CTA Strategy Refresh 2018-2020 
CTA Strategy Refresh 2018-2020 

CTA's intervention areas contribute to many of the SDGs, primarily SDG 2 (Zero hunger) but also SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 5 (Gender equality), SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 13 (Climate change). Through our work, we have helped over one million small-scale producers to increase their production, income and sustainable practices; created more than 5,000 new jobs; helped over 200,000 small-scale producers to adapt to climate change; and provided more nutritious diets to more than 200,000 ACP inhabitants. 

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Meet CTA at the European Development Days

Will you be attending Europe’s leading forum on development? Make sure to meet CTA in Brussels on 18-19 June. Come and learn more about how we are bridging the digital divide to feed the world. CTA and partners will be showcasing how digitalisation of agriculture can revolutionise smallholder farming and support a sustainable increase in the food production. Meet us at stand 37 – and get the overview of our activities during EDD!

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