Structure & organigram

Connecting Agriculture, Empowering Futures!

The Centre was established in 1983 in the framework of the Lome Convention, a cooperation agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union Member States.

CTA staff are information, communication, rural development and management professionals.

In the annual programming of the Centre’s activities the Director is assisted by an Advisory Committee composed of ACP and EU agricultural and rural development experts.

The Centre’s headquarters are in Wageningen, the Netherlands, and there is a branch office in Brussels. CTA operates in the Caribbean Region through a branch office in the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in Trinidad. In the Pacific Region, the branch office is located in the Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA) in Western Samoa. In Africa, CTA works closely with many national partner organizations and in the last few years has interfaced with existing regional networks and established committees for regional agricultural information programmes and strat√©gies.

The supervisory authority of CTA is the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors. CTA’ s financial resources are provided by the Europe Development Fund of the European Union.