CTA is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. It operates under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement and its headquarters are in The Netherlands.
When it was set up, in 1984, CTA was given the challenging task of improving the flow of information among stakeholders in agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
CTA's work focuses on three key areas:
At the core of CTA's activities are its partnerships with ACP national and regional bodies. CTA also works with a wide network of ACP-EU public and private sector bodies, as well as international organisations around the world.
CTA's overall aim – to better serve the ever-changing information needs of all stakeholders in ACP agricultural and rural development.