As part of the 2015 European Development Days, the CTA in collaboration with the World Bank and the European Commission, will organise a side event on the subject of Revolutionising data use to feed the planet”. This event, which will take place on Wednesday 03 June 2015 from 16:15 PM – 17:30 PM (Tour & Taxis. Avenue du Port – Haveniaan 86c, B-1000 Brussels, Room D3), builds on the 40th Brussels Briefing on the theme of Data Revolution for Agriculture in ACP countries.

 The discussions will aim at sharing use of tools and applications for better data collection to inform policy. Improved data collection and use will be discussed in three areas of interest to developing countries: increasing productivity and agricultural transformation, promoting trade and increased market access for farmers and natural resource management by communities.


IntroductionMichael Hailu, Director of CTA

Moderator: Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit, Rural Development, FNS, EC/DEVCO


  • Household surveys and empirical grounding : telling facts from myths
    Luc Christiaensen, the World Bank
  • Linking farmers to markets through improved data
    Fleur Wouterse, AgriConnexions, IFPRI, CTA, Regional Farmers Organisations Project
  • Promoting Participatory Data
    Barthélemy Boika Mahambi Yela, Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN), République Démocratique du Congo  (RDC), Giacomo Rambaldi, CTA

Discussion and way forward

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CTA at the European Development Days 2015:

Wednesday 3 June, 16:15-17:30 Room D3Revolutionising data use to feed the planet 

– Thursday 4 June,  9:00 –10:15 Room S6 Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth” CTA, GIZ, SNV, UNIDO and CTA. See the trailer.

– Thursday 4 June, 12:30 – 13:45 Room D2 “Vanuatu and Pacific : From the “Pam” disaster to rehabilitation & sustainable development”


See the photos and videos here:

Marlene Amegankpoe: “Il faut relier les petits producteurs aux marchés” 

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