Features

Connecting Agriculture, Empowering Futures!

Bridging the Technological Divide
Brief Report on the ACP-EU Policy Workshop on Research and Technology for Development, University of Ghana, Legon
Issue 91
Now available for download

Vacancy: Computer Systems Manager
CTA is seeking well-qualified candidates for the position of Computer Systems Manager at its headquarters.

ICT Update
– a new current awareness bulletin for ACP agriculture on new information and communication technologies (ICT) and their relevant applications for the agricultural and rural development.
CTA Partner Web Sites

Links to CTA Partner web sites, hosted at CTA.
November 2000: The role of international and non-governmental organisations in information support for agricultural policy formulation
November 2000: Information support for agricultural policy formulation in Africa.
Downloadable publications
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Training
Training workshops are regularly organized in agricultural information management and agricultural communication (for example scientific and technical writing, rural radio production) in partnership with relevant institutions.

Rural Radio
CTA launched its rural radio support programme in 1990. Under the programme an information package consisting of taped interviews accompanied by a complete transcript and radio talks is distributed.

ICT Observatory
afagrict-l – An electronic forum devoted to ICTs in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Africa.

Question and Answer Service
The Question and Answer Service is one of the main channels through which CTA provides information on demand to its clientele. The QAS became operational in 1985 when a library was opened at CTA and on-line access to the major bibliographic databases on tropical agriculture was established. About CTA

Advancing agricultural & rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries by promoting the transfer, exchange and utilisation of information.

Calendar of Events
Workshops, seminars, study visits and training workshops planned for 2001.

Publications
CTA meets the ACP countries’ information requirements by publishing, co-publishing and distributing a wide range of technical books and periodicals.

Meetings
CTA organizes international & regional seminars in collaboration with other development institutions and brief study visits for ACP officials to provide first-hand experience.

Policies
In depth analysis of information and communication management strategies in the national agricultural systems of ACP countries is carried out regularly, through studies and consultations involving the main stakeholders in the public and independent sectors.