TECA - Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers

What is TECA?

TECA is an online platform that gathers successful agricultural technologies and practices to facilitate knowledge exchange and help family farmers in the field. Launched by FAO in 2002 and managed by FAO’s Research and Extension Unit, the TECA platform responds to the need for a systematic and user-friendly online archive of practices, technologies and innovations, including success stories and case studies on family farming.

The technologies and practices included in the TECA Platform address many challenges in different areas such as crop production, livestock production, fishery and aquaculture, forestry, post-harvest and marketing, agricultural mechanization, natural resource management, nutrition and food security, capacity development, climate change and disaster risk reduction.

How does TECA work?

The TECA Platform fills the gap in the dissemination process and makes available practical information on proven practices and technologies to a global audience.

In collaboration with other partners, the TECA’s team captures these practices and technologies to document them. Each practice is recorded in a standard format, using clear language and descriptive visuals to provide detailed specifications.

In the TECA Platform practices and technologies from a wide range of regions and countries are made available in different languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) to reach a wider audience. To replicate the practices in their own context, farmers can request more information by contacting the TECA’s team at this email address: [email protected]