Prickly pear cactus is 'miracle' crop for dry regions: experts

A cactus pear fruit, also known as prickly pear, in front of servings of the fruit, at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy, November 24, 2017. © Thomson Reuters Foundation/Thin Lei Win

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.