Who we are

CTA is a joint ACP-EU institution active in agricultural and rural development in ACP countries. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management. It does this by providing access to information and knowledge, facilitating policy dialogue and strengthening the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities in ACP countries.

CTA publishes and co-publishes printed, electronic and/or multimedia information products on various aspects of agriculture and rural development (including CTA bi-monthly magazine Spore/Esporo). CTA Publications Catalogue includes between 550 and 600 titles (co-)published by CTA in English, French and - to a limited extent - in Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. The Publications Distribution Service distributes CTA (co-)publications on a subscription basis. The subscriptions are available free-of-charge to organisations in ACP countries involved in agricultural and rural development. To be eligible for a free subscription, the organisations must fill in an application form and certify their dedication to actively share the information with others. If their application is accepted, they receive a free subscription to Spore/Esporo and an account with credit points to order publications. The credit points are renewed every year. Each CTA (co-)publication has a nominal value in credit points.