New subscription conditions!

Through Spore, CTA aims to provide different actors with access to quality information on agricultural and rural development in ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries. While subscription requests to Spore are continuing to rise, CTA’s budget for the production and distribution of the magazine is unfortunately not increasing to the same extent.

If we want to pursue our mandate for providing information, in particular to those who are most in need, we must make choices. One that seems most appropriate is to give ACP subscribers priority access to Spore’s printed version, especially those who have limited access to the internet.

For this reason, individuals and organisations resident in non-ACP countries who wish to receive a printed version of Spore will now need to pay an annual subscription of €36, including distribution costs. Requests should be addressed to:
SMI (Distribution Services) Ltd
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web site:
Tel: + (44) 1438 748111
Fax: + (44) 1438 748844

Furthermore, current subscribers will not continue to receive Spore’s printed version unless they actively indicate their interest.

How? It’s very simple: just detach the reply slip attached to the address page of this issue of Spore, answer the question and post the reply slip without a stamp (postage will be charged to CTA). Alternatively, if you have an online account at, click on “My account” and answer the question relating to continuing your subscription.

It is important that we receive your reply slip or answer online before 31st May 2013. After this date, your print subscription will be automatically cancelled. Of course, Spore remains available online for free. Whether you are ACP resident or not, with a print subscription or not, Spore’s online version keeps you posted with the latest news on agricultural and rural development in ACP countries. Just visit our websites, or, and subscribe for free to Spore’s online version.

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