CTA top 20 innovations that benefit smallholder farmers

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The CTA Top 20 Innovations demonstrate numerous cases of the ingenious and innovative ways that farmers, the scientific and academic communities and other partners are collaborating in the generation, use and uptake of new and existing knowledge, and overcoming resource constraints to increase agricultural productivity and improve livelihoods. For example, improving supply chains and adding value to fresh produce, can give producers and processors a comparative advantage on domestic, regional and international markets as well as curb imports of some commodities. Improved data analytics and reliable long-range (multi-month) weather forecasting models will help farmers adjust their agricultural operations to climatic conditions by determining the optimal time for sowing or transplanting, maximising their use of inputs and increasing yields.