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CTA Events newsletter - June 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.

We welcome your feedback on this newsletter (e-mail cta@cta.int).

Events organised or
co-organised by CTA

GODAN Webinar: Space for Agriculture in Developing Countries

Wageningen, Netherlands

Thursday 6 June 2019

The UK Space Agency’s (UKSA) International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five-year, £30 million per year programme that uses the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable, economic and societal benefit to developing countries. This includes six projects across Latin America, Africa and Asia focused on agriculture. A report authored for UKSA by Caribou Space, called Space for Agriculture in Developing Countries, was published in October 2018 and is available here.


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2052181677617938189

VALUE4HER B2B Trade Fair: "Enhancing women inclusion in agribusiness"

Nairobi, Kenya

Wednesday 12 June - Friday 14 June 2019

The VALUE4HER B2B trade fair event is organised as a platform to enhance interaction and networking among African women in agribusiness and potential investors and trade partners. It is an avenue for women agripreneurs to pitch and showcase their businesses with hopes to seal some regional and global business deals.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/value4her-strengthening-women-s-agribusiness-enterprises-in-acp-countries-sid003907918-80bb-406a-a8f5-d83a175d029a

IBLI policy workshop for the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tuesday 25 June - Thursday 27 June 2019

ILRI, in collaboration with CTA, is organising a workshop on "IBLI sustainable scaling", targeting IGAD countries' policy makers, private industry actors and representatives of international organisations involved in disaster risk financing initiatives.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/enhancing-market-response-to-resilience-in-livestock-value-chain-in-eastern-africa-cli-mark-sid04b14cf44-324d-4e84-96f0-1648f688be1f

Raising ambition for climate action in food systems

Bonn, Germany

Tuesday 25 June 2019

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), organised yearly at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Conference of Parties (COP/CMP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It supports the work of the COP through the provision of timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters as they relate to the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The 50th session of SBSTA is scheduled to take place from June 17-27, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.


https://www.cta.int/en/climate

National workshop: Climate finance for agriculture in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana

Wednesday 3 July - Thursday 4 July 2019

Agriculture is central to any debate on climate change given the enormous responsibility placed on the sector to produce 60% more food by 2050 despite changing climatic uncertainties. The case for increased investment in climate-smart agriculture has been articulated in different forums as a way to promote agricultural transformation and chart a path to scale up climate actions in agriculture.
However, it is noted that the amount of climate finance going into the agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors and, in contrast to what has been clearly identified in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to the agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/accelerating-the-uptake-of-climate-smart-agriculture-in-acp-countries-sid0000039bf-4edb-4d52-9017-47ea2e35e55d

National workshop on NDCs, climate finance and co-investments for agriculture in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

Tuesday 9 July - Thursday 11 July 2019

Agriculture is central to any debate on climate change given the enormous responsibility placed on the sector to produce 60% more food by 2050 despite changing climatic uncertainties. The case for increased investment in climate-smart agriculture has been articulated in different forums as a way to promote agricultural transformation and chart a path to scale up climate actions in agriculture. However, it is noted that the amount of climate finance going into agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors and, in contrast to what has been clearly identified in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers. 


https://www.cta.int/en/project/accelerating-the-uptake-of-climate-smart-agriculture-in-acp-countries-sid0000039bf-4edb-4d52-9017-47ea2e35e55d

Events attended by CTA staff


Digital agricultural transformation: The challenges to be addressed

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Wednesday 12 June - Thursday 13 June 2019

The aim of this seminar is to foster exchange amongst stakeholders (policy-makers, development partners, the UN system, private and public sectors, research and academia) to identify the challenges that digital transformation brings to agriculture and rural systems; to explore pathways for assessing both the risk and opportunities from digital transformation along the value chains and in rural areas; and the need for a strategy to increase digital maturity in agriculture.


https://www.cta.int/en/digitalisation

European Development Days

Tuesday 18 June - Wednesday 19 June 2019

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The EDD is a participatory programme.


https://eudevdays.eu/about-edd

African Union - European Union Agriculture ministerial conference

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Friday 21 June 2019

The conference takes place in the FAO premises in Rome and it is co-hosted by the Africa Union Commission and the European Commission. AU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy, Josefa Sacko and the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan are all expected to attend.


https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/au-eu-conference-2019-jun-21_en

Regional private sector ACP Caribbean Meeting

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Wednesday 26 June - Thursday 27 June 2019

CTA participates at the Regional Private Sector ACP Caribbean Meeting being jointly organised by the CARIFORUM directorate, the ACP Secretariat, Business ACP and Caribbean Export in the Dominican Republic, 26-27 June 2019. This event is organised in the framework of the cooperation between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).


https://www.cta.int/en/projects/agritourism
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