The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).
Central to achieving their mission is their valued partnerships with ACP national and regional bodies. They also work with a wide network of ACP-EU public and private sector bodies as well as international organisations around the world.
Their mission, vision and core values are at the heart of their organisation. They inspire their people, underpin their decisions and motivate their actions.
To advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.
Smallholder agriculture as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.
- CTA is committed to serving as an honest broker by bringing together, and facilitating communication among, different stakeholders to achieve sustainable solutions for ARD challenges in ACP countries.
- CTA will demonstrate a high level of accountability to its supervisory authorities, partners and beneficiaries.
- CTA will strive to build strong partnerships with groups and institutions to achieve common objectives.
CTA's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan identifies three strategic goals which contribute to greater food and nutrition security and achieve the greatest impact for CTA's work.
Their three strategic goals are:
- Profitable smallholder value chains
- Conducive agricultural policies
- Enhanced capacity for knowledge management
Smallholders need profitable value chains; the development of profitable value chains requires supportive agricultural policies; and both are boosted by improved knowledge management.
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