Tag: CTA

CTA Supports Drone in Agriculture Services in Africa

The CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is supporting the establishment of unmanned aerial system (#UAS) services for agriculture in Ghana, Benin, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania with technical assistance provided by AIRINOV. This week a group of 7 trainees is attending an intensive course at AIRINOV at the Le Cargo Paris. CTA… Read more →

2 Ghanaian ICT Companies Selected to Operationalise Drone Technology in Agriculture in Ghana

Two well-known Ghanaian ICT for Agriculture companies, Syecomp Ghana Ltd and Farmerline Ltd, are set to fully deploy Unamanned Aerial Vehicles-UAVs ( popularly known as drones) to improve the agricultural sector in Ghana. This was made known to AgricInGhana.com via Twitter feed. The initiative is supported through financial and technical support from the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation… Read more →

First UAV4Ag Demonstration Day at Groital Farms

In the context of the 2nd Pan African Agri-Business Incubators Conference and Expo, Youth Day and PAFO Continental Briefing, The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA-ACP/EU) organised a series of field days to showcase how drones can be used in the context of farming activities. The demonstrations have been carried out at Groital farms in Nsawam, Ghana, by AIRINOV… Read more →

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to some agricultural challenge and holds great potential in promoting sustainable agriculture while protecting the environment and finding an effective way to feed the world’s population. Setting in place a national… Read more →

Learning Note 4: Engaging Farmers to Address Climate Change in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers will have to adapt to the changing climate conditions to safeguard their livelihoods. One of the project initiatives at Syecomp Ghana Ltd aims to promote existing and new methods for adaptation to climate change and to introduce mitigation measures within the context of sustainable farming. However, when it comes to engaging smallholder farmers in this context, we need to… Read more →

Learning Note 3: Relevance of Agroclimatic Information

Climate change has a major impact on agriculture. However, it also produces 15 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and thus contributes to global warming. Temperature increases, changes in precipitation, more frequent floods and droughts, and rising sea levels all affect agricultural systems and production. In the subtropical and tropical regions in many developing countries, the negative impacts can already… Read more →

Learning Note 2-Project Impact Measurement

One of the critical challenges with implementing impact-oriented projects is developing a matrix to evaluate project results and measuring impact. At Syecomp Ghana Ltd, we believe critical success factors in delivering results include stakeholder participation, active inclusion of direct project constituents, and activity/service continuity. In our implementation of the CTA-funded proof of concept project on Geospatial Technology and Agroclimatic Information Service… Read more →

CTA Youth Call for Proposals: Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

Objective The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It responds to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. The call for proposals builds on various activities that CTA has… Read more →

CTA Awards Grant to Ghanaian Geospatial Mapping Company

Syecomp Business Services Ltd, a private-sector provider of Agricultural Research and Geospatial Survey and Mapping company in Ghana has been awarded a grant by The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to develop a proof of concept and explore viable business models for the adoption of Geospatial Technology (GIS/Global Positioning Systems), dissemination of agro-climatic information and mFarm actor-chain interactions in… Read more →

CTA announces grants to five institutions to facilitate the scaling up of ICT solutions in ACP countries

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) this week announced five grants totalling 400,000 EUR (536,040 USD) to five institutions in Africa and the European Union to support the adoption, uptake and scaling of information and communication technologies (ICTs) support for agriculture. This comes as a follow-up to the ICT4Ag International Conference organised by CTA and its partners… Read more →