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
Regional Pacific agritourism workshop
Monday 1 April - Wednesday 3 April 2019
The regional Pacific agritourism workshop regional policy setting for improved linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism: strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting healthy food in agritourism" brings together the leading stakeholders, including experts, policymakers, private sector representatives and producer groups who have been involved in the national agritourism policy setting workshops and regional development of agritourism in the Pacific.
NDC and climate financing options for agriculture in Ethiopia
Thursday 18 April - Friday 19 April 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 agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers.
Organised producers as partners in Pacific agribusiness and value chain development
Monday 29 April - Wednesday 8 May 2019
This series of events builds on the work that started in September/October 2018, when seven representatives of Pacific Islands farmers/producers' organisations and government ministries working with farmers' organisations in Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga participated in the international course 'Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness - Optimising the performance of producers' organisations organised by WUR-CDI in the Netherlands. Following the training, pilots have been conducted to map priority value chains and a joint process has been adopted for the development of an encompassing prototype for upgrading priority local food crops and fisheries value chains with the aim to make a difference for thousands of Pacific family farms and communities. The objectives are to validate the process for inclusive business model development and build a network of strong farmers’ organisations for upgrading priority local food crops and fishery value chains in the Pacific Island States.
“Policy Setting for Improved Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism: Strengthening the Local Agrifood Sector and Promoting Agritourism" in Saint Lucia
Castries, St Lucia
Thursday 2 May - Friday 3 May 2019
The agritourism workshop in Saint Lucia seeks to promote linkages between the agrifood sector and the tourism industry to increase sustainable local sourcing through a developed agritourism policy. It designs inter-sectoral and inclusive policies which promote public–private partnerships for improved local food use and consumption in Saint Lucia while identifying concrete projects that can be supported under the intra ACP-EU funding.
Project review and cross-country learning on climate-smart agriculture
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tuesday 14 May - Thursday 16 May 2019
The regional project to scale-up climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions in southern Africa is implemented by CTA in collaboration with a consortium of partners in southern Africa. The field implementation has been taking place in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change, with a reach targeting 140,000 farmers.
Brussels Briefing 55: "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture"
Wednesday 15 May 2019
To improve information sharing and promote networking, CTA, the DG DEVCO from the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media since 2007 have organised bimonthly briefings on key issues and challenges for agriculture and rural development in the context of EU-ACP cooperation.
VALUE4HER B2B Trade Fair: "Enhancing women inclusion in agribusiness"
Wednesday 12 June - Friday 14 June 2019
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.
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.
National workshop on NDCs, climate finance and co-investments for agriculture in 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.
Mont des Arts, 1000, Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Tuesday 2 April - Wednesday 3 April 2019
On the occasion of the Launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2019, the European Commission – on behalf of the Global Network against Food Crises – hosts a high-level event on 2-3 April on “Food and agriculture in times of crisis”. It aims to mobilise co-ordinated support for long-term solutions to eradicate hunger worldwide.
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