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Reeta Roy

Youth – the driving force for agriculture in Africa

Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, highlights the work of the organisation on youth and its Young Africa Works Summit which is taking place on 16-17 February 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.


Judith Francis: "Coordinated action to address agriculture and nutrition challenges"

Judith Francis, CTA Senior Programme Coordinator for Science and Technology Policy, outlines why concerted action is needed to combat malnutrition

CTA’s mission is to advance food and nutrition security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in ACP regions through innovations in sustainable agriculture. Judith Francis discusses why ensuring sustainability of agri-food systems is core to the Centre’s 2020 vision and strategy for improving nutrition outcomes.


Mike Warmington

Director – Microfinance Partnerships One Acre Fund, Bungoma, Kenya

Smallholder finance: banking on impact?

Pushkar Maitra

Professor of Economics at Monash University, Australia

Agricultural microfinance: an alternative trail

Lamon Rutten

CEO of Indonesia’s commodity exchange

Microfinance for farmers: too early to write-off?

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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). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.