Over 500 people attended the first day of the three-day conference, Making the Connection – value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture. Held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the event attracted a broad range of individuals representing the private sector, government, civil society, farmers’ organisations and academia.
Caribbean agriculture is under-performing and the region is finding it difficult to respond effectively to the multiple complex challenges; climate change, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity and high food imports confronting its agricultural and rural sectors.
Increasing public awareness and engagement in science, technology and innovation for overcoming the challenges facing Caribbean agricultural and rural development and encouraging young professionals to consider training and careers in science and agriculture.
CMRTE, a smallholder farmers’ organization in Malawi was formed to promote cassava as a cash crop as well as a food crop. With the support of CTA, CMRTE has expanded the scope of its activities by promoting tuber crops in general, cassava in particular, as a food security and income-generating crop since 2005. This video is highlighting some achievements CMRTE has made as a result of the CTA support.
Contact: I. Tiemogo, CTA