CTA

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:

  • providing information products and services (e.g., publications, question-and-answer services and database services)
  • promoting the integrated use of communication channels, old and new, to improve the flow of information (e.g., e-communities, web portals, seminars, and study visits)
  • building ACP capacity in information and communication management (ICM), mainly through training and partnerships with ACP bodies 

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.

 Website: http://www.cta.int/