Community support: From farm to fork

The French system of AMAP community- supported agriculture, where consumers pay producers to deliver products year-round, is expanding in Africa. This system encourages small-scale farmers to compete with industrial farming operations. The initiative, based on organic agriculture, is particularly successful in Benin and Mali.

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.