SOS Faim’ June 2013 newsletter has been published. With a focus on the global fight against hunger and rural poverty, the newsletter includes articles covering current issues of interest, such as: the vote in the Belgian Parliament on the resolution on financial food speculation (read here); the role of the Belgian government in global land grabbing (here); and the FAIR (Support Fund for Rural Initiative), which facilitates access to credit for rice farmers in Mali (here).
The new protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement (FPA) between the EU and Mauritania, signed at the end of 2012, is unviable both technically and economically, as well as unprofitable, a letter by the European fisheries industry, Europeche, to the President of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament points out.
June 10- 13: European Parliament Plenary: Strasbourg
Council of the EU:
June 14: Meeting of Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)(Trade)
June 10-11: ACP: PAHD Department
June 10: ACP SEDT Department
June 11: ACP: Partners meeting and Project Steering Committee (PSC)
ACP: AFHR Department
ACP: Eastern Africa Region
June 12: ACP Members of the Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade
ACP Members of the Committee on Political Affairs
June 13: ACP Members of the Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment
Seminar: Economic Partnership Agreement and the Future of the ACP Group
June 14: SADC EPA Senior Officials
32nd Session of the ACP Parliamentary
June 15: Women’s Forum
Committee on Political Affairs
ACP: Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade
ACP: Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment
June 16: Possibly, meetings of an EP Political Group with its ACP counterparts
June 13: AGIR Roundtable on sustainable agriculture as a means of increasing resilience: the vision of West-African farmers
(Organisers: SOS Faim/CTA Brussels/European Commission)
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On the occasion of the Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience”, CTA Brussels disused Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of UN (FAO) on the organization's approach on building resilience in developing countries.
A Roundtable discussion on Sustainable Agriculture as a means of increasing resilience emanating the vision of West-African farmers will be held on 13th of June in Brussels.