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COLEACP is an interprofessional network promoting sustainable horticultural trade. PIP is the Pesticide Initiative Programme initiated by COLEACP.

Knowledge for Development is a CTA website that supports the policy dialogue on S&T for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It enables the ACP scientific community - primarily agricultural research and development scientists and technologists, policy makers, farmers and other stakeholders and actors - to share and review results of national and regional efforts and collaborate to harness science and technology for the development of agriculture in their countries. There is a section especially devoted to Horticulture.


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).

Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. They provide access to information and knowledge, facilitate policy dialogue and strengthen the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.

Central to achieving its 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.


Please click here to visit the CTA website. 

GlobalHort Attends Conference on Value Chains for Transforming Smallholder Agriculture – “Making the Connection,” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov. 6-9, 2012

Remi Kahane, Secretary of GlobalHort, was very pleasedCTA conference to receive CTA sponsorship to attend this successful event.  More than 500 diverse participants were in attendance, many of which were actors in the horticulture value chain. 

The conference confirmed that:

  • Smallholder farmers should target domestic and regional markets rather than export ones with the support and protection of the public sector. 
  • A food system approach is more integrative than a value chain approach.   The point of view of the consumer should be included, all kinds of linkages must be strengthened between the rural and urban communities, and the role of the public sector for taking care of the health of the population and the environment should compliment the role of the private sector for generating food, employment, income and wealth.

FAO (Nutrition Division and Diversification Team) and GlobalHort are now looking at a new food and nutrition security paradigm that includes consumption as a main driver.  Producing more with less (FAO Save and Grow concept) requires the implementation of an improved and diversified food system for the world’s growing urban population.  The public sector’s role must not only focus on the future of the smallholder farmer but also on the future of the consumers as a whole.

Attendance at the conference also proved to be timely for the strengthening of the partners for the “CORIPHA” proposal for the ACP-EU call on Science & Technology.

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