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CTA Events newsletter - May 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

Organised producers as partners in Pacific agribusiness and value chain development

Nadi, Fiji

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. 


https://www.cta.int/en/project/promoting-nutritious-food-systems-in-the-pacific-islands-sid0112949e5-80eb-4738-aacd-3d636fa307e1

“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. The workshop aims at designing 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.


https://www.cta.int/en/project/linking-agriculture-to-tourism-markets-in-africa-the-caribbean-and-the-pacific-sid00df94902-d9f6-4d73-91e6-1739ff1d670b

Promoting climate finance for agriculture in Tchad

N'Djamena, Chad

Wednesday 8 May - Friday 10 May 2019

The level of climate finance in the agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors. Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers. This is in contrast to the responsibility placed on agricultural sector to produce more food by 2050 under climatic uncertainties.


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

Policy workshop: Climate finance to support agriculture in Mali

Bamako, Mali

Thursday 9 May - Friday 10 May 2019

The level of climate finance in the agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors. Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers. This is in contrast to the responsibility placed on agricultural sector to produce more food by 2050 under climatic uncertainties.


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

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. 


https://www.cta.int/en/projects/climate-smart-agriculture-southern-africa

Policy workshop: Climate finance for agriculture in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe

Wednesday 15 May - Thursday 16 May 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/projects/climate-smart-agriculture-southern-africa

Brussels Briefing 55: "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture"

Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Brussels Briefing 55, on "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture", will discuss and provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry and some of the best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to ACP countries. 

CTA organises briefings since 2007 with the European Commission (DEVCO), the Group of Ambassadors from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) and Concord, the network of civil society organisations across the EU Member States and BMZ/GIZ in selected topics.


https://www.cta.int/en/projects/brussels-briefings

National workshop: Climate finance for agriculture in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana

Thursday 16 May - Friday 17 May 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

Supporting ACP countries to meet their NDCs through agroforestry

Montpellier, France

Sunday 19 May - Monday 20 May 2019

Following the initial consensus reached by climate negotiators in COP21 and recent key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Katowice during COP24, the Paris rulebook has been generally agreed upon, (although some areas have been pushed to COP 25). The new international climate regime that has been agreed upon mandating countries to report progress in achieving their NDC plans. A number of countries in the ACP are exploring various land use and production systems that help them to meet their commitment under the NDC and the new mandate require of them. One of such is agroforestry systems, a land use system with great potential to fulfil commitments set out in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Accord. It has the potential of doing so through several ways. But few policy makers, civil society leaders, business people, farmers, NGO managers or media practitioners have an entirely firm grasp of what agroforestry is and the mechanisms by which it draws carbon from the atmosphere, while at the same time increasing resilience.


https://agroforestry2019.cirad.fr/programme/side-events

Papua New Guinea Agritourism policy setting workshop 2019

Lae, Papua New Guinea

Monday 27 May - Tuesday 28 May 2019

The workshop organised by the Government of Papua New Guinea in collaboration with and Pacific Community, CTA, PIPSO, IFAD and SPTO.


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

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

Nairobi, Kenya

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.


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

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/projects/climate-smart-agriculture-southern-africa

Events attended by CTA staff


National workshop: Climate finance for agriculture in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria

Monday 6 May - Tuesday 7 May 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. 


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

EXCO2019 - The International Cooperation Expo

Via Ugo Tiberio, 368, 00148 Roma RM, Italy

Wednesday 15 May - Friday 17 May 2019

The success of business in development cooperation passes through sustainability: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as opportunities for the private sector. EXCO2019 is the first and only global expo dedicated to the innovative solutions provided by the actors of development cooperation: national and international agencies, governments, financial institutions, civil society and in particular, the private sector.


http://www.exco2019.com

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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