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Stefano Manservisi

Agriculture in ACP countries, a top priority for the EU

Eradicating poverty and increasing welfare in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions continue to be part of a long-term development vision for the European Union (EU). In this exclusive interview, the Director-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (EC), Stefano Manservisi, shares his views on the agricultural and food security challenges for the EU and its ACP country partners.


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.


Martin Prowse

Researcher on agricultural commercialisation, value chains and climate change

Do smallholders receive a fair price through contract farming?

Erinch Sahan

Private sector team leader at Oxfam GB

Fairer prices and wages through more farmer-owned enterprises

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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.