CTRT is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of rural poor.

In most developing countries poverty is very much a rural phenomenon. Yet, the lives of smallholders and pastoralists can be transformed when solid knowledge is combined with bold creativity.

CTRT offers Consultancies and Training for Rural Transformation. It was created in 2003 by Gerrit Holtland, after working on rural development for fifteen years. Since June 2012 CTRT operates from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where I am managing the local consultancy firm Fair and Sustainable as well.

The key words of the approach of CTRT are:
  • Understanding the local context
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Teamwork and communication