CTA Events Newsletter - June 2018
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 will participate.

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

EDD18 - Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women (Lab Debate)

Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Tuesday 5 June 2018

The need to embrace digital innovations and the opportunities they offer is real. Agriculture is not immune to these changes as they have the ability to transform every link in the agriculture value chain.

EDD18 - Investing in ACP Women’s Graduation from the Informal Economy (Lab Debate)

Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Sustained trade expansion and economic growth in the ACP countries provides the needed hope that the sought success in pushing back the frontiers of poverty, informal economy, youth unemployment and trade inclusiveness is within reach.

EDD18 - Leading the change: Empowering women and girls for a thriving rural economy (High-Level Panel - Auditorium)

Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Enhancing policy dialogue and cooperation on strengthening the role of women and girls in agriculture and rural areas.

CTA Executive Board meeting

Brussels, Belgium

Thursday 7 June - Friday 8 June 2018

The 33rd CTA Executive Board is meeting in Brussels, Belgium, after the European Development Days. The meeting is being attended by board members: 

  • Professor Baba Y. Abubakar, 
  • Professor Augusto Manuel Correia, 
  • Dr Helena Johansson,
  • Professor Faustin R. Kamuzora, 
  • Professor Clement K. Sankat,
  • Professor Frederike Praasterink.

EU Info Point Session: Digitalisation for Development

Rue Archimède 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Thursday 21 June 2018

The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), CTA and Agricord (International alliance of agri-agencies) have engaged in a joint project to improve the efficiency of farmer’s led enterprises and hence improve productivity, market access and livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

Digitalisation offers new opportunities to farmer’s organisations and their members and provides them with cost-effective tools to strengthen their production and marketing capacities.  During the Info Point session, a series of successful cases from farmers associations and businesses which were supported, through this partnership, with the digitalisation of their businesses, and in particular with profiling their members, will be shared. Some experiences across Africa will be discussed and drivers of success which are of interest to other groups will be highlighted.

Brussels Briefing 51: Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday 27 June 2018

The Brussels Briefing 51 discusses successes in the agricultural sector in some fragile countries which highlight entrepreneurship initiatives in the ground which support the various value chain actors, rural communities, young and women entrepreneurs.  While many challenges exist, the Briefing will demonstrate that new opportunities can also be leveraged and resilience shown.

Events attended by CTA staff

European Development Days 2018

Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Tuesday 5 June - Wednesday 6 June 2018

This 12th EDD edition focuses on ‘'Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest'', and offers a platform for stakeholders across all sectors to bring this topic to the fore.

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development - Annual General Assembly

Berlin, Germany

Wednesday 13 June - Thursday 14 June 2018

The general objective of Annual General Assemblies (AGA) is to provide an open space for debate and possible consensus building by Platform members, partners and invited guests on emerging topics in agriculture and rural development (ARD). In these events, participants can benefit from the core functions of the Donor Platform such as knowledge sharing, advocacy and networking on key development issues and strategic directions that directly or indirectly affect the lives in the rural space.

Adaptation Futures 2018 - 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Monday 18 June - Thursday 21 June 2018

Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions. Over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world will join to connect, learn and inspire.

GFIA Europe

Jaarbeursplein 6, 3521 AL Utrecht, Netherlands

Wednesday 20 June - Thursday 21 June 2018

Born with the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed nine billion people by 2050, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) has emerged as a global authority on sustainable food production, driving innovation through exhibitions and conferences across the world. Since 2014, GFIA events have welcomed over 25,000 visitors and worked with over 50 globally significant partners committed to using the Forum as a catalyst for change.
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