ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS CONTINUED

CTA

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) is a joint institution operating under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement between the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) and the European Union (EU) Member States. CTA's mission is to advance food security, increase prosperity and support sound natural resource management through information, communication and knowledge management, facilitation, capacity-building and empowerment of agricultural and rural development organisations and networks in ACP countries.

AFAAS

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is a continental body that brings national Agricultural Advisory Services under one umbrella. The mission of AFAAS is to "promote lesson learning and add value to initiatives in Agricultural Advisory Services through sharing information and increased professional interaction." It operates within the framework of the fourth pillar of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP Pillar IV) which has the objective of enhancing the livelihoods of African farmers and pastoralists.

AGRA

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a partnership-based organisation that was established in 2006 and works across the African continent to help millions of smallholder farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. African-led and Africa-based, AGRA develops programmes aimed at implementing practical solutions to significantly boost smallholder farm productivity and incomes while safeguarding the environment and promoting equity, all geared towards achieving a green revolution. AGRA works in 13 African countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

ANAFE

The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a Pan African network registered in 2007 in Kenya, Tanzania and Niger as an International NGO of over 134 Agricultural colleges and universities teaching agriculture, agroforestry, forestry and environment and incorporating important elements of agricultural sustainability. ANAFE facilitates change in agriculture and natural resources management by linking education to rural communities and by