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28 August 2019
Leveraging innovation and actionable knowledge for next-generation ACP agriculture

Leveraging innovation and actionable knowledge for next-generation ACP agriculture

Digital as well as other technical and institutional innovations underpin the success of agriculture in developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Such innovations are encouraging a new generation of young ‘agripreneurs’ to tackle agri-food challenges, explore ways to build resilience to climate change, and improve the incomes and livelihoods of people in agriculture.

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Digitalisation to transform farmers’ productivity and profits

Digitalisation to transform farmers’ productivity and profits

Partnerships and multi-sectoral investment are key in scaling out successful technologies for smallholder farmers and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, says CTA director, Michael Hailu.

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“You have to be trained to start a business, then have regular guidance”

“You have to be trained to start a business, then have regular guidance”

For young agricultural entrepreneurs with ideas, cross-generational or intra-generational mentorship and training can help to validate initial business concepts and avoid early mis-steps for start-ups.

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Agribusiness diversification into digitalisation: a marketing risk or a strategy for survival?

Agribusiness diversification into digitalisation: a marketing risk or a strategy for survival?

African agribusiness start-ups are developing business models that deliver multiple tech-driven solutions to address the varying needs of smallholder farmers. Whilst this can be key for the financial sustainability of new businesses, there are pitfalls to avoid along the way.

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Climate-smart impact investing doing good and doing business

Climate-smart impact investing doing good and doing business

Private sector climate-smart investments are bridging the gap for agricultural development funding in a bid to help realise the Sustainable Development Goals through impact investing, a novel way of creating and sharing wealth.

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ICT Update Issue 91 | May 2019

Next-generation ACP agriculture – innovations
that work

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (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.