Tag: CTA

CTA Recruiting External Experts

Are you an independent expert in climate smart-agriculture, agribusiness, communication and knowledge management, or monitoring and evaluation? You might have the skills to help CTA implement its 2016-2020 strategic plan. The new strategy aims to support the development of inclusive agricultural value chains, advance enabling policies and legal frameworks for the transformation of agriculture and facilitate knowledge management, information and… Read more →

Ready to use Drones in Agriculture in Ghana?

One of our key partner institutions, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is ready to deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-UAV (Drone) Technology with multispectral sensors and 4K HDR for crop monitoring, field scouting, forest cover monitoring, and inventory works! More experimentation and precision agriculture in the offing! Interested in a project collaboration in Agriculture using drones? Send them a mail: Projects@syecomp.com Read more →

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 →

CTA: High-level Panel to Discuss Investment in African Agriculture

April 4th, Palais d’Egmont, Place du Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Brussels (09:00 – 13:00) High-level Panel to Discuss Investment in African Agriculture Tanzania’s President Kikwete and Commissioners of the European and African Unions will join a high-level panel in Brussels to discuss investment opportunities in African agriculture. The panel will meet against a background of increasing confidence about the prospects… Read more →

ICT4ag Conference-Call for content is now open!

Do you have stories, case studies or solutions on ICTs and agricultural and rural development that you would like to share with a global audience? Will your contribution to the ICT4Ag conference teach and inspire? If so, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the submission form, outlining your proposal, how you would like to present it… Read more →

Syecomp Business Services Ltd In Cotonou!!

From Sunday, 9th october, 2010 to 14th October, the Chief Operations Manager of Syecomp Business Services,  Solomon Elorm Allavi, will be representing the company in the Global Youth Innovations Workshop-fair in Cotonou,Benin. He was among 60 budding youth entrepreneurs  selected all over the world to participate in this innovative  networking workshop-fair. This is an event being implemented by Phelps Stokes… Read more →